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Large distribution centres operate almost entirely on high tech, from employee scheduling, product ordering, inventory control, receiving, shipping, picking, placing, and everything else that keeps the wheels turning efficiently within "just in time" systems.

The hundred or so people working on the floor are a fraction of the total number of employees involved.

Ontario is booming and some people just don't like the idea that Canada is not crumbling economically, like they predicted it would.
 

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If you decided that warehouse workers are 'top talent attracted to Canada from US' then I guess you might be right :D
Haven't looked into immigration patterns of warehouse workers so will take your word for it
 

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You think these distribution centers and major corporations function efficiently because of a little old lady on a laptop ?
 

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Nor do they function by having a young top talent sitting on a laptop.
They function by young top talent building software, which is then sold and utilized at such warehouse.
Warehouse being built has nothing to do with young top talent writing the software for the warehouse moving to the warehouse or its vicinity.
 

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IT job openings at Amazon distribution centers being built in Ontario in London, Hamilton, Toronto.......

They specifically say the job openings are at new Canadian Amazon Fulfillment Centers.........aka distribution centers.

 

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Quite a long list of minimum qualifications though, to be seeking applications and resumes openly online.

I doubt they are being hired to answer the phones, and there are people well above their pay grade whom they report to.

Likely Amazon uses private companies to recruit the talent at the very top of the IT pyramid.
 

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I think some people under-estiimate how high the pay levels can be in Canada, to keep and attract top talent.

Our niece was earning $200K as a Walmart executive 15 years ago. I have no idea how much she now earns, but it is likely substantially more today.

Don't worry Gibor........if a company in Canada wants top talent they pay the going rate to attract them.
 

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Large distribution centres operate almost entirely on high tech, from employee scheduling, product ordering, inventory control, receiving, shipping, picking, placing, and everything else that keeps the wheels turning efficiently within "just in time" systems.

The hundred or so people working on the floor are a fraction of the total number of employees involved.

Ontario is booming and some people just don't like the idea that Canada is not crumbling economically, like they predicted it would.
I know this industry. The warehouses themselves are not 'high tech'. There are some technical jobs in designing them or designing the systems that make them work.
 

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IT job openings at Amazon distribution centers being built in Ontario in London, Hamilton, Toronto.......

They specifically say the job openings are at new Canadian Amazon Fulfillment Centers.........aka distribution centers.

Amazon warehouse jobs are equivalent to working at McDonalds or Walmart. Absolutely awful.
 

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People should read the credentials required for those jobs I linked to. They are too long to post here.

Amazon can easily hire low level employees to work on a warehouse or distribution center floor, but that isn't what Amazon is seeking.

Distribution centers aren't "warehouses". Warehouses hold static inventory. Distribution centers process millions of items in real time.

They need high tech workers to design their "in house" software and maintain all the various systems required to handle the complexity and volume.

The overall movement of high tech workers to Canada isn't anything new. It has been happening for awhile.

Toronto is the fastest growing tech scene in all of North America.




 

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One last link directly related to the new Amazon distribution centres in Canada.

Amazon is hiring 1800 corporate and tech employees for new jobs at the centers. They don't look like entry level jobs to me.

More than 1,500 positions are currently open on amazon.jobs for software development managers, senior software development managers, software development engineers, senior software development engineers, data engineers, program managers, cloud computing solutions architects, as well as sales and marketing executives.

“Amazon is proud to create good jobs that provide opportunities for employees to develop new skills and grow their careers while innovating on behalf of customers,” Jesse Dougherty, Amazon vice-president and Vancouver site lead, said in a statement.


Shopify, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Pinterest and others are also going to be hiring tech workers, and companies are also going to other Canadian locations.

The announcement comes one week after global IT giant Mphasis Ltd., a provider of IT outsourcing services, said it plans to create 500 to 1,000 jobs within the next two to three years in Calgary.


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