September 9, 2020
Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Hamilton, Ontario and Ajax, Ontario. The new fulfillment centres are anticipated to open in 2021 and will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages, comprehensive benefits and an industry-leading workplace. This will bring Amazon’s total to 10 fulfillment centres in Ontario and 16 in Canada.
“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our operations in Ontario with our newest fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director, Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations, Amazon Canada. “We’ve had great success with the talented workforce in Ontario, and we look forward to creating an additional 2,500 full-time jobs with competitive pay and benefits starting on day one.”
Hamilton Fulfillment Centre
At the new 855,000 square-foot fulfillment centre in Hamilton, more than 1,500 employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.
“I’m pleased that Amazon has chosen to locate its latest fulfillment centre in Hamilton,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough—Glanbrook. “My riding of Flamborough-Glanbrook has seen unprecedented investment in the past couple of years. This is evidence that business has confidence in Ontario as our government works to chart a path to economic recovery and get people back to work.”
“A warm welcome to Amazon,” said David Sweet, MP for Flamborough—Glanbrook. “Today’s announcement is further proof of the positive growth of Hamilton’s economy.”
“Thank you, Amazon Canada, for investing in our community,” said Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton. “This further highlights that Hamilton remains the top destination in the province to grow, innovate and do business. I am pleased that this significant investment will create 1,500 full-time jobs. This is the beginning of a strong partnership with Amazon Canada, and I look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.”