20 ESSE DOUGHERTY

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

VAN­COU­VER SITE LEAD, AMA­ZON INC. NEW While we didn’t get short­listed for Ama­zon “Hq2”—the sec­ond head­quar­ters in North Amer­ica for the tech be­he­moth— Ama­zon con­tin­ues to ex­pand and hire in the Lower Main­land at break­neck speed. Dougherty, who is Ama­zon’s B.c.­born Van­cou­ver site leader, flanked Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau in April to an­nounce 3,000 new Ama­zon jobs (high­pay­ing ones in e­com­merce tech­nol­ogy, cloud com­put­ing and ma­chine learn­ing), with the com­pany tak­ing over Van­cou­ver’s iconic cen­tral post o¬ice on Ge­or­gia Street and build­ing a new 416,000­square­foot o¬ice tower in­cor­po­rat­ing its her­itage de­sign.

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