Amazon fulfillment centre opens in Nisku

Amazon fulfillment centre opens in Nisku

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Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in Edmonton “YEG1” officially opened for business in August 2020. The new fulfillment centre has a footprint of more than one million square feet. (Supplied)

Amazon’s newest fulfillment centre, located in Leduc County, officially opened late in August.

The centre is the first in the Edmonton region. There are three other facilities in the region, another fulfillment centre and two delivery stations in Calgary and a sortation centre planned near Balzac.

The fulfillment centre in the county employs 600 full-time associates. A ‘Trip around the World’ event marked the first day of the facility to celebrate the cultural backgrounds of the new team members.

“Amazon is incredibly proud to continue growing our operations in Leduc County, providing a safe, inclusive and innovative work environment that offers associates competitive pay and benefits starting on day one,” stated Vidhu Monga, general manager of Amazon’s new fulfillment centre, in a news release.

“Our teams are an integral part of Amazon’s fulfillment network, helping to bring products closer to our customers throughout Canada.”

The centre is one million square feet and located in Border Business Park in Nisku. Employees pick, pack and ship larger items for Amazon customers.

“We’ve known for a long time the positive impacts Amazon would bring to Leduc County, including both direct impacts through job creation and indirect impacts through boosting the local economy,” stated Leduc County Mayor Tanni Doblanko in the news release.

“It’s exciting to hear that the fulfillment centre is up and running and employing more than 600 Albertans. It’s come at a time when many of us could use good news, and we are certainly proud to be a part of it.”

Employees at the new delivery station that also opened last month, located in Edmonton, marked their opening with donations to the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Edmonton Food Bank.

“Amazon has become an important employer in our region, creating hundreds of jobs in their two facilities following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brad Rutherford, MLA Leduc-Beaumont in the news release.

“Throughout the construction of these facilities, I have watched as members of our community find meaningful employment to provide for their families as a result of this critical investment.”

Amazon employs over 2,500 full- and part-time employees throughout Alberta.



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