Lowe's begins hiring for first Canadian stores



    Home improvement retailer's first openings will bring up to 700 jobs
    to Southern Ontario

    TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - Lowe's announced that local job fairs will hire
up to 700 new employees for the home improvement company's first Canadian
stores expected to open in fourth quarter 2007.
    Lowe's plans to open stores in Brantford, Hamilton, Brampton and Toronto,
with additional sites to be announced. Grand opening dates will be announced
shortly.
    "For more than 60 years, Lowe's has built its reputation on providing
great products and outstanding customer service," said Don T. Stallings,
president, Lowe's Canada. "As we prepare to open our first stores in Canada,
we're looking for people who know home improvement and share our passion for
helping customers find the right solutions for their home improvement
projects."
    Approximately 75 percent of Lowe's jobs are full-time positions. Lowe's
also offers comprehensive benefits for regular full-time and part-time
positions. For more information, visit www.lowes.ca/careers. Job fairs will be
held in the following locations:

    
    Brampton, Sept. 15-19: Courtyard by Marriott Brampton, 90 Biscayne
                           Crescent
    Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Brantford and Hamilton, Sept. 22-26:
    Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Holiday Inn Brantford                        Chandelier Place
    664 Colburne Street                          660 Barton Street
    Brantford, Ontario                           Hamilton, Ontario

    Toronto, Oct 9-13: Days Hotel and Conference Centre, 1677 Wilson Avenue
    Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    

    The first Canadian stores are projected to open in fourth quarter fiscal
2007, each creating up to 175 jobs. Each store represents an average
investment of more than $19 million CDN ($18.5 million USD).

    With fiscal year 2006 sales of $46.9 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a
FORTUNE(R) 50 company that serves approximately 13 million customers a week at
more than 1,425 home improvement stores in 49 states in the U.S. with plans to
open stores in Canada in fiscal 2007. Founded in 1946 and based in
Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in
the world. For more information, visit www.lowes.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Maureen Rich, Lowe's Companies, Inc., (704)
758-2298 or Maureen.A.Rich@lowes.com; Ashley Curran, GCI Group, (416)
486-5923, curranas@gcigroup.com

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