Mississauga and Brampton Amazon workers get pay hike as company looks to increase workforce by 15,000

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Published September 13, 2021 at 2:02 pm

Thousands of Amazon workers in Mississauga and Brampton will be getting fatter paycheques this week.

The world-wide e-commerce giant has announced the pay increases and a beefed-up benefit package in an effort to attract new employees and to keep the ones they have.

Under the new plan wages could reach as high as $21.65 an hour for some fulltime workers.

Amazon, which uses Peel Region as a base with four fulfillment centres spread across Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon that employ more than 10,000 people, plans to hire 15,000 more workers across Canada to meet the ever-growing needs of online shoppers.

As well, new hires are promised benefits from day-one including health, dental, vision and access to educational and skills training programs.

“We take our responsibility as an employer seriously,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director of Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations for Amazon Canada. “Amazon Canada employs over 25,000 Canadians, and we’re proud to create 15,000 more great jobs at a time when they’re needed in Canada, with increased pay for our amazing employees across our fulfillment, transportation and logistics networks — from Victoria to Dartmouth.”

The new wages and benefits for current workers are expected to kick-in immediately and the search for new employees has already started, according to the company.

 

 

 

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