Best Buy Seeking Technology and Entertainment Enthusiasts for New Store in Kanata

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

    KANATA, ON, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Calling all techno-tainment enthusiasts! Best
Buy is looking for approximately 100 employees for their new Kanata, Ontario
store. The Company is gearing up to open its third store in the Ottawa area
and is looking to fill the store with staff 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 745
Kanata Ave, will be the 50th in Canada and is scheduled to grand open at the
end of November.

    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.
Stores have wide aisles, an open floor plan and a variety of interactive
displays, with Blue Shirt staff 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 Erik Leveille, 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 10 and will run
for 5 weeks ending on Saturday, October 13. 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 Kanata store need to attend the
TCC Ontario Inc. at 349 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, during the above dates and
    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, 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 on behalf of an employee or a group of employees to the registered
Canadian charity that they volunteer or fundraise for.

    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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