One of the world's biggest companies is hiring locally.  

Amazon is looking to fill hundreds of positions as it prepares to launch a new sortation centre in Rocky View County close to it's already existing fulfillment centre in Balzac.

The sortation centre will be the first of its kind in Canada.  A release from Amazon explains that a sortation centre is a place where customer parcels are sorted by final destination and are consolidated for faster delivery.  The 300,000 square-foot facility will likely open in the coming months.

The release goes on to say that positions available will be permanent part-time roles starting at $16 per hour and going up from there.  The company also offers a comprehensive benefits package that starts on day one, including full medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Employees who work at least 20 hours a week can contribute to a registered retirement saving plan and receive an employer match to a deferred profit-sharing plan.  Sharing in Amazon's profits will likely appeal to just about anyone as the company reported a net income of $11.6 billion U.S. in 2019.

Workers need to be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.  

Amazon says its facilities follow all health and safety protocols that are in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic and the company has invested $800 million in the first half of 2020 on safety measures such as temperature checks, masks, enhanced cleaning and onsite testing.

You can apply for a position HERE. 

At the beginning of May, the Amazon fulfillment centre at Balzac was the site of a COVID-19 outbreak when five workers were found to have contracted the virus.