Amazon’s Toronto Expansion
CBJ — Amazon will soon be adding another 600 jobs in Toronto in the fields of software development, machine learning and cloud computing.
The online retail giant announced the expansion as it gets set to open an expanded office in the downtown core. There are currently 800 people working for the company in Toronto.
Toronto was on the shortlist to host the company’s highly coveted second headquarters, but eventually lost out to New York City and Arlington, Virginia. While Toronto and other cities made the shortlist, insiders say the selection of New York had actually been in the cards for a very long time. Had the Toronto region won that bid, it would have landed 50,000 Amazon jobs.