Amazon copies Tsawwassen Mills in bid to attract employees from Surrey

Amazon is offering potential employees free shuttle service between Scott Road Skytrain Station and its warehouse in Tsawwassen | Photo: Sandor Gyarmati

Now hiring for its new fulfillment centre at the Tsawwassen First Nation, Amazon is taking a page from neighbouring Tsawwassen Mills and offering prospective employees a shuttle service from Surrey.

Amazon several weeks ago began the hiring process for 800 full-time, permanent jobs to help pick, pack and ship customer orders at the centre set to open later this year.

Hoping to attract workers throughout Metro Vancouver, the company confirmed it is offering a free employee shuttle, a route between the fulfillment centre and the Scott Road SkyTrain station. The shuttle will be separate from one the shopping mall provides workers at the same station.

The mall also offers a shuttle from Kwantlen Polytechnic University that “supplements existing public transportation routes” to Tsawwassen Mills.

Also located at the TFN, the 200-store fashion mall runs two 29-passenger shuttle buses operated by Universal Coach Line.

The mall charges a fee with tickets available in a two-pack for $4.25, 10-pack for $21 or a monthly unlimited pass for $42.

Amazon notes that its shifts will be 10 hours, four days a week.

The e-commerce giant last September announced its plan to open the 450,000-square-foot fulfillment centre at the new Delta iPort warehouse on 41B Street on TFN industrial lands.

Amazon says that across Canada it has already created more than 6,000 full-time jobs. Amazon also says it provides employees with highly-competitive pay, benefits, a group RRSP plan and company stock.

Interested candidates must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or equivalent. They can apply at www.amazon.com/vancouverjobs.

Delta Optimist