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Amazon to add another 3,500 employees to its Canadian work force [Video]

Cranes operate over the old Canada Post building that will house the Amazon offices in downtown Vancouver on Nov. 7, 2019.

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Amazon.com Inc. says it will hire 3,500 new corporate and tech-focused employees across Canada in the coming years, including 3,000 in downtown Vancouver, which would bring its total employment there to 8,000 by 2024.

The e-commerce and cloud services giant had previously said it wanted to bring its office-based work force to 5,000 people in British Columbia’s biggest city, just north of its headquarters in Seattle. But the plans are expanding as Amazon prepares to become the sole corporate tenant in the combined 35 floors of two towers on the site of Vancouver’s former central Canada Post office.

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The company is taking the space in part because it sees in-person interactions as critical, even as other large companies become more flexible in work-from-home arrangements and, in some cases, sublease their spaces. In deepening …

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Walmart E-commerce Boss Marc Lore to Leave [Video]

The Jet.com founder joined Walmart in 2016 after it bought his startup and pushed the bricks-and-mortar giant to ramp up its online offerings.

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