Best Buy seeking technology and entertainment enthusiasts for new store in Burnaby

    Approximately 100 part and full-time positions available at new store

    BURNABY, BC, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - Calling all techno-tainment enthusiasts!
Best Buy is looking for approximately 100 employees for their new Burnaby,
British Columbia, store. The Company is gearing up to open its seventh store
in the Greater Vancouver area and is looking to fill the store with employees
who are passionate about the newest technology and entertainment products and
can help create a fun and unique shopping environment for their customers.
This new store, located at 4805 Kingsway, will be the 51st in Canada and is
scheduled to open at the beginning of December.

    Best Buy Store Experience

    Best Buy operates with a complete non-commissioned sales floor which
offers customers a unique, no-pressure and hassle free shopping experience.
The store will have wide aisles, an open floor plan and a variety of
interactive displays, with employees there as "product specialists" to allow
customers to shop on their own or with their help. Best Buy stores connect
customers with thousands of top brand name product possibilities in the
categories of home theatre, computers, digital imaging, digital audio and
entertainment, all with a low price guarantee.

    Joining the Best Buy Team

    "Best Buy is looking for individuals who enjoy the latest and greatest
technology and entertainment products and will be committed to creating a fun
environment for our customers," said Carleen Campbell, District Human
Resources Manager. "In addition to great benefits and a generous employee
discount program, Best Buy provides regular performance reviews which offer
opportunities for career advancement as the Company continues to grow."
    Job fairs will be held starting next Monday, September 17 and will run
for 5 weeks ending on Saturday, October 20. Hours for the job fairs are Monday
to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Applicants interested in employment at the new Burnaby store need to attend
the Best Western Kings Inn and Conference Center at 5411 Kingsway, Burnaby,
during the above dates and times.
    Prospective employees should apply online first by visiting to complete the first interview online, prior
to visiting the job fair. Candidates should have their social insurance number
on hand. The online application process takes approximately 20-30 minutes and
candidates are notified if they meet employment requirements right away.
    Retail positions available include cashier, customer service,
non-commissioned sales, music/software specialists, merchandisers/inventory
specialists, service roles including computer technicians, product security
specialists and department supervisor positions.

    Commitment to Community

    Best Buy is dedicated to being a positive and responsible member of every
community where they do business and is committed to kids and community,
supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their skill set,
discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in their education. Best
Buy also supports employee volunteerism through an internal recognition
program called the Community Partner Award. This award provides a corporate
grant to the registered Canadian charity where an employee or group of
employees volunteers or fundraises.

    About Best Buy Stores - Canada

    Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:  BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer ( of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates
the Geek Squad (, a 24 hour a day computer support task
force. There are currently 48 stores in British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
    Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
their local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program
described at
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy,
(604) 412-1011 (office),

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