Amazon Canada hopes to hire 15,000 new employees from coast to coast in the coming months.
To achieve this, the global e-commerce giant has decided to raise the salaries of its employees.
Thus, the minimum hourly rate for front-line employees will come in at between $17 and $21.65, plus social benefits from the day of employment, the company has bragged about revealing its extensive recruitment drive that begins. In the course of work in many provinces, particularly in Quebec.
At the same time, people already employed by Amazon in Canada will now receive wage increases ranging from $1.60 to $2.20 an hour, regardless of their seniority, the company said. A $100 vaccination bonus is also provided to each employee.
Somiga Kumar commented, “Amazon Canada employs over 25,000 Canadians and we are proud to create 15,000 additional quality jobs, as needed in Canada, which will provide better wages to the wonderful employees in our shipping networks,” Transportation and Logistics, Director of Canadian Customer Shipping Operations for Amazon Canada.
The announcement comes as Amazon last week announced the deployment of a massive $1.2 billion training program by 2025 aimed at paying tuition for its American employees seeking new degrees.
Last spring, the company also announced that it was looking for 75,000 new employees in the United States and Canada, and that it had raised its minimum wage to $17 an hour south of the border.
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