• 47 hiring centres are being opened across Canada
• 4,000 new associate jobs to be created this year
• 94,000 associates will be employed at Walmart Canada by January
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Walmart Canada announced
the opening of 47 hiring centres across the country to support the
company's unprecedented growth plans and hiring for new talent. By
January 31, 2013, the company plans to complete at least 73 projects
including building new stores and expanding, remodelling or relocating
existing stores. Included in the projects are most of the 39 former
Zellers stores for which Walmart Canada purchased leasehold rights in
June 2011 and which will reopen as Walmart stores in this fiscal year.
"We are extremely excited to be adding more than 4,000 new associates to
our team," said Bob Hakeem, senior vice president, People, Walmart
Canada. Walmart is a company where associates have a genuine passion to
help Canadians save money so they can live better. We are a company
that works with communities to improve the world we live in, where
diversity is expected and inclusion the norm. Whether you are looking
for a career in retail or a part time job, we want to hear from you."
Walmart Canada pharmacies are also in the midst of a significant hiring
phase. "We have already hired many pharmacy associates that previously
worked for Zellers and are looking to fill additional positions," said
Eric Muir, senior vice president, Health and Wellness, Walmart Canada.
Walmart Canada has already hired 900 new associates this year from sales
associates to managers for new positions in its stores across the
country, to field operations and Home Office positions, and will staff
an additional 3,100 new positions. By January 31, 2013, 94,000
associates will be employed at Walmart Canada.
Anyone interested in speaking to someone about opportunities at Walmart
Canada can visit www.walmartcanada.ca/careers or contact their local Walmart directly. Store contact information can
be found at www.walmart.ca.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of discount stores and
supercentres with more than 330 locations nationwide serving more than
one million customers each day. With nearly 90,000 associates, Walmart
Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is recognized by
Waterstone Human Capital as having one of Canada's top 10 corporate
cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping Canadian families in
need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $160 million
to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.
SOURCE WAL-MART CANADA CORP.
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