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Boxes filled with merchandise sit stacked before shipment at the Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. says its first fulfillment centre in Alberta will add 750 full-time jobs to its Canadian workforce.

The employees will pick, pack, and ship items ordered from the Seattle-based e-commerce giant.

The Calgary-area facility is Amazon's seventh fulfillment centre in Canada.

The company already employs more than 2,000 people at its centres in Ontario and British Columbia.

Including its corporate offices, development centres and other facilities, Amazon employs 4,400 people in Canada.

Calgary is one of the cities looking to host Amazon's second headquarters. Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Halifax are among the others.

The European Union's crackdown on tax avoidance has now swept in Amazon, with an order to pay up $294 million in back taxes to Luxembourg as the bloc brings Ireland to court over a similar case with Apple.

Reuters

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