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News Manufacturing General Health & Safety
April 27, 2021  

Peel Public Health issues first closures

Peel Public Health has announced the partial closure of

News Electronics Manufacturing General
September 15, 2020  

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

The company already had to hire 175,000 people earlier this year to keep up with the rush of orders.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 28, 2020  

Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon

Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.

News Energy General
June 25, 2020  

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

Amazon disclosed its carbon footprint the first time last year after pressure to do more to combat climate change

News Manufacturing General
April 30, 2020  

Trump trade office adds Amazon to ‘notorious markets’ list

USTR cited complaints from U.S. businesses that consumers can’t easily tell who is selling items on the Amazon platforms.

News Food & Beverage General
February 27, 2020  

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier less grocery store

At the new store, opening Feb. 25 in Seattle, shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without checking out or opening their wallets

News Sustainability
February 18, 2020  

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Will start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect the planet.

News Electronics General
February 3, 2020  

Amazon is big … really, really big; U.S. workforce hits 500K

Amazon’s growth comes with increased scrutiny, as some U.S. presidential candidates want to break it up

News General
December 16, 2019  

Amazon bans sellers from using FedEx for some deliveries

Amazon and FedEx have a testy relationship.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 2, 2019  

US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports

Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

News Electronics General
October 15, 2019  

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Elizabeth Warren, who in March proposed breaking up big tech companies, began running a text ad on Facebook to take aim at Zuckerberg.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 1, 2019  

Restoring forests one tree at a time, to help repair climate

A first line of defence against climate change, absorbing up to 25% of man-made carbon emissions each year.

News Electronics General
September 26, 2019  

EBay CEO clashes with board, steps down

Ebay, facing increasing competition from Amazon and other online stores, has been pressured to sell off some of its sites.

News General
September 19, 2019  

Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

US$250 million project that could bring 1,500 jobs to Detroit area.

News Electronics General
September 10, 2019  

Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

Amazon said the hiring events will take place Sept. 17 in six locations.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 28, 2019  

Canada pushes Amazon protections in free trade talks with Brazil

Carr says talks with Mercosur group will continue “because we are committed to diversifying our trading partners.”

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 26, 2019  

Feds add $15M, water bombers to G7 help to fight Amazon wildfires

Part of the $20-million G7 commitment will be earmarked for a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 11, 2019  

France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.

News Electronics General
July 11, 2019  

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon and other companies have struggled to find technically qualified U.S. employees.

News Electronics General
May 23, 2019  

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Earlier this month, San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.

News General
May 14, 2019  

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

The announcement comes just two weeks after online behemoth Amazon said it’s upgrading its free shipping option.

News Electronics Government General
March 5, 2019  

NY Governor: No reason to think Amazon might reconsider plan

The tech giant recently pulled the plug on its new NYC headquarters.

News Electronics General
December 17, 2018  

Amazon plans to open new distribution centre in Edmonton area; hire 600 workers

It will be the company’s 11th distribution facility in Canada.

News General
November 19, 2018  

Even small companies may be able to cut Amazon like deals

Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes.

News Electronics General
November 13, 2018  

Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia [UPDATED]

Toronto’s hopes of hosting Amazon’s new HQ have been dashed.

News General
November 5, 2018  

Amazon considering New York amid reports HQ will be split [UPDATED]

Reports suggest the e-commerce firm will split new location between New York City and Washington, DC.

News Electronics General
October 30, 2018  

IBM’s $34B Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business

It is the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history.

News Electronics General
October 10, 2018  

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

Workers who already made $15 an hour will get more than the $1 an hour raise promised last week.

News Electronics General
October 4, 2018  

Amazon to cut bonuses, stock benefits as it raises wages

Ecommerce giant will phase out bonuses and stock program after US$15 an hour minimum wage announcement.

News Food & Beverage General
September 25, 2018  

Instacart to expand Toronto office into tech hub, hire 200 people

California-based online grocery app company already has more than 80 employees at its current Toronto office.

News Food & Beverage General
September 24, 2018  

Empire Co. Ltd. to acquire grocery retailer Farm Boy, ‘turbocharge’ growth

Ottawa-based chain valued at $800-million.

News General
September 5, 2018  

Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet

Online retailer farming out delivery to contractors.