Amazon Hiring 1,000 For New Vanouver Corporate Office (But It’s Not HQ2)

The Amazon logo outside the Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Wash., June 16, 2017. Amazon says it will open a second corporate office in Vancouver, but it isn't the highly-coveted HQ2.

VANCOUVER — Amazon says it will open a second corporate office in Vancouver, but it’s not the highly sought-after second headquarters that has commanded the attention of governments across North America.

The office will be located downtown and employ an additional 1,000 workers.

Amazon opened its first Vancouver office in 2015, which now employs more than 1,000 people, mostly software development engineers.

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The tech giant made the announcement at its Vancouver office Friday morning.

B.C. Premier John Horgan says it’s a great day for jobs in the province.

Vancouver is among several Canadian cities in contention to attract the company’s US$5 billion second North American headquarters.

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Author: Canadian Press