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Amazon to add 3,000 jobs to downtown Vancouver office

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The Amazon logo as the app starts up on a phone screen. Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in a Monday morning press conference that Amazon will be expanding its Vancouver offices and adding 3,000 new jobs with a new office, which is expected to open by 2022.

Our thought bubble: Axios' Tech Correspondent Ina Fried says, "opening offices in Vancouver is convenient for Seattle-based companies given the proximity and helps with workers who have U.S. visa issues. Microsoft already has a significant presence there."