If you're looking for a new work opportunity, there are over 2,000 Amazon jobs in B.C. opening up this year as a result of a new expansion across the province.
According to a press release by Amazon Canada, there will be five new sites in British Columbia including an "advanced robotics fulfillment centre" in Vancouver, a sorting centre in Langley, and delivery stations in Langley, Pitt Meadows, and Delta.
The thousands of new jobs are safe, offer competitive pay, and come with "industry-leading benefits and career growth opportunities starting on day one," says the release.
"Our new facilities will help us meet our customers' growing demand for great products and faster delivery times while also expanding the service and support we can provide to the thousands of local small businesses selling their products on Amazon," said Sumegha Kumar, director of Canadian customer fulfillment operations at Amazon Canada.
Huge companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon often have job openings around Canada, so if you're looking to hop on a new career path, you may want to keep an eye on those job boards.
"I would say that given the number of cases is so high still, the number of hospitalizations and ICU overload and so on, I would be surprised if things open up at the end of May. They may open partially."
The doctor warns that the government doesn't want to rush Ontario's reopening plan when the time comes. "Certainly, we don't want to open prematurely and end up with a fourth wave. That is the last thing we need."