The Seattle company on Monday announced its second expansion in Vancouver in six months, disclosing plans to occupy a third of a massive new downtown redevelopment of a former post office building. These new jobs will focus on Amazon web services, Audible and Alexa.
"Amazon is excited to create 2,000 more jobs in Greater Boston", head Alexa scientist and Amazon vice-president Rohit Prasad said in a statement, the Globe reported.
"Tech talent and investment are coming to our country in record numbers, and companies like Amazon are bringing even more energy, vision - and thousands of good jobs - to Canada", Trudeau said.
In an April 30 release of his own, Trudeau called Amazon's announcement "a testament to Canada's highly-skilled, diverse workforce and tremendous potential as an innovation and tech hub". In documents included with Vancouver's HQ2 proposal, the authors noted that the city had "the lowest wages of all North American tech hubs".
The new facility is in addition to Amazon's current offices in Vancouver that includes its 156,000 square-foot location in TELUS Garden which opened to Amazon employees in 2015.
Amazon formally announced Tuesday plans to expand its presence in MA.
As a result, the move will bring as many as 3,000 total new jobs in related tech fields to the region.
Amazon, which employs more than 1,000 people in Vancouver, in November announced a lease that, from 2020, would give the company space for an additional 2,000 workers.
Amazon announced Tuesday that Boston would be the site of a major expansion, leading to speculation about whether the retailer would choose the New England city as its second headquarters later this year.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said in an interview on Monday that Amazon did not receive any concessions from municipal governments to encourage the development.