Amazon looks to fill 3,000 jobs at newest Vancouver tech hub



a close up of a sign: Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office. Construction on The Post, located at Georgia and Homer, is set to be completed in 2023.


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Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office. Construction on The Post, located at Georgia and Homer, is set to be completed in 2023.

Online retail giant Amazon will be filling 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, in the former downtown Vancouver post office.

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Almost to 800 positions are already available, while the rest are expected to be filled when construction at The Post, between Georgia and Dunsmuir at Homer Street, nears completion in 2023, said Jesse Dougherty, an Amazon-vice president and Vancouver lead, in a statement.

“Amazon’s investment has tangible benefits for the broader economy and community — from the people we employ, to the small businesses we empower, to the charities we support, to the academic opportunities we fund. We’re proud to reaffirm

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Amazon Announces Plans to Create 3,500 Jobs at Vancouver and Toronto Tech Hubs

New corporate and technology jobs to be created in coming years will support business teams across the company, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, and Retail and Operations Technology

More than 800 tech and corporate roles are currently open at Amazon in Canada

Amazon now has more than 21,000 full- and part-time employees across Canada

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to create 3,500 new corporate and tech jobs at its Canadian Tech Hubs in Vancouver and Toronto. The new roles will support existing teams across Amazon, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, and Retail and Operations Technology.

The jobs created as part of today’s announcement will include software development engineers, user experience designers, speech scientists working to make Alexa smarter, cloud computing solutions architects, sales and marketing executives, and more.

“Amazon’s investment has tangible benefits for the broader economy and community – from

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Vancouver Minor Hockey Association unveils synthetic ice sheet for skill development

VANCOUVER —
Normally, at this time of year, minor hockey teams across the province would be gearing up to hit the ice, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put a chill on the start of this season.

The Vancouver Minor Hockey Association has a synthetic solution that’s helping players maintain their skills while waiting until it’s safe to get going.

An artificial ice sheet, made of plastic, mimics the feel of real ice and allows players to use their regular hockey skates.

“It’s a bit hard and it sticks a lot. But other than that, it’s really realistic and fun,” said 12-year-old Jacob Amos as he and two teammates worked on their shots.

The synthetic surface is the centrepiece of VMHA’s new, state-of-the art training facility in a converted warehouse in an industrial park on Mitchell Island.

The space also includes a classroom area for off-ice instruction and a fully-equipped gym

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