Lowe's Canada to Hire 2,800 Employees in First Half of 2017 to Support its Lowe's Banner Big Box Stores

Annual Regional Hiring Day set for Saturday February 25th in anticipation of spring and summer

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Today Lowe's Canada announced plans to hire approximately 2,800 new employees to fill seasonal roles at its 54 Lowe's banner stores across Canada in addition to positions at two new stores that are expected to open in Sherwood Park (AB) and SW London (ON) by mid-2017.

To help meet customer needs during the spring and summer seasons, Lowe's will host its annual Regional Hiring Day on Saturday February 25th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time in each city) at its Lowe's banner stores across Canada. Potential candidates are invited to walk in to any Lowe's store across Canada to learn more about available employment opportunities and apply in person or online during Regional Hiring Day.  Management teams will be onsite ready to accept applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. In some instances, offers of employment will be made onsite to successful applicants. Those able to apply online can go to www.lowes.ca/careers at any time to submit their applications.

"We have a lot of great seasonal employment opportunities available as the warmer seasons approach and customers get ready to tackle their outdoor projects," says Wanda Walkden, VP, Human Resources, Lowe's Canada. "At Lowe's we are looking for passionate people who are ready to help our customers accomplish both their inside and outside projects. We also offer great opportunities in our garden centres for people with a passion for horticulture, who want to share their expertise and gardening tips with our customers."

Seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer, typically from March until September, when weather has improved and customers are ramping up their indoor and outdoor home improvement projects. Typical seasonal positions include customer service associates, cashiers, loaders, stockers, sales specialists and assemblers.  Approximately 35-40 seasonal positions are hired per store.

Hiring for Lowe's two new stores will create approximately 150 jobs at each location, and an additional 35-40 seasonal roles. Interested candidates can visit www.lowes.ca/careers for more information and are encouraged to visit the site often for details on job fairs and employment opportunities.

For a full list of Lowe's locations in Canada please visit www.lowes.ca.

About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA, inc., operates over 535 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 24,000 employees, as well as more than 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA's independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

SOURCE Lowe's Canada

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For further information: Valérie Gonzalo, Media Relations, Lowe's Canada - RONA, Tel 514.626.6976, media@rona.ca

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