Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in Quebec officially celebrated its “day one” earlier this month with its newest employees.
After a morning of learning, associates received the first item into the new building: a Hot Wheels Rooftop Race Garage. The fulfillment centre will continue to ramp up to full operations over the next several weeks and will have more than 300 employees by the 2020 holiday shopping season.
Employees at the new fulfillment centre, located in Lachine, will work alongside Amazon’s robotics technology to pick, pack, and ship items to customers, ranging from household goods and small electronics to books, toys and baby products.
“Amazon is tremendously proud to open our first fulfillment centre in Quebec, creating over 300 jobs in a safe, inclusive and innovative work environment, that has competitive pay and benefits starting on day one,” says Jean-Francois Héroux, Site Leader. “This milestone will also allow us to better serve our local customers, along with the thousands of local small businesses that work with Amazon to bring their products to customers across the province and around the world.”
In total, Amazon employs more than 13,500 full-time employees at the company’s fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec.
The Lachine facility is Amazon’s 13th fulfillment centre in Canada.
The fulfillment centre has been equipped with all of Amazon’s latest COVID-19 safety measures and best practices, including physical distancing, temperature checks, masks, and gloves.