Amazon announced it will be opening another office in Vancouver, which will double its present work strength in the city to 2,000 by 2020. The organization still can’t seem to settle on a home for its prized second headquarters. More than 200 urban areas and locales cross over North America, including Vancouver, and different urban areas in six territories have offered their location for the office.
“Today is a great day for jobs in British Columbia,” Mr. Horgan told a news conference. “It’s a great day for the tech sector, and I believe it’s an opportunity for us to look forward to other challenges and other opportunities presented by Amazon.”
Amazon initially settled in Vancouver in 2013, setting up a small space and acquiring a bigger space for 1,000 employees later. The workplace at 402 Dunsmuir will be around 150,000 square feet, and it is slated to open in 2020. The company said the Vancouver extension has been underway for quite a while, and that isn’t associated with the fervent race to land the $5 billion HQ2.
“These will be largely software engineering, tech and non-tech jobs, and they’ll be contributing to products that are used globally,” Jesse Dougherty, General Manager for the Vancouver office, told reporters. “Amazon likes to hire the smartest people we can find, and so Vancouver certainly is a place where we like to get that growth,” said Dougherty.
Amazon’s intentions to double down in Vancouver come at about the same time that Microsoft announced plans for 50 new occupations concentrated on mixed reality Also, an organization within the British Columbia Institute of Technology is set to outline mixed reality educational programs.