Lowe’s Canada is looking to hire for more than 2,500 jobs in Ontario next month.
According to the company, in preparation for home improvement’s busiest season, Lowe’s Canada, will be looking to fill more than 6,350 full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions across the country.
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And to kick off its hiring campaign, Lowe’s Canada will hold a National Hiring Day on February 23 in all of its 67 Lowe’s stores, close to 200 RONA corporate stores, and 22 Reno-Depot stores.
Interested candidates can just head into their preferred store between 9 am and 4 pm on February 23 to learn more about the various positions.
Lowe’s says that the available positions include retail sales managers, customer service associates, cashiers, stockers, boom truck drivers, and sales specialists.
To accommodate student candidates, most seasonal jobs will begin in April.
Besides its approximately 2,650 jobs available in Ontario, the company will also be looking for 1,950 new employees in Quebec, about 800 in Alberta, and over 500 in BC.
This news comes following the company’s announcement that it would be closing down up to 31 Canadian stores, and close to 20 more south of the border.
According to Lowe’s at the time, it is “winding-down” certain “underperforming store locations as part of its ongoing strategic reassessment.”
There was no word on how many employees will be affected by the closures.
“While decisions that impact our associates are never easy, the store closures are a necessary step in our strategic reassessment as we focus on building a stronger business,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO, in a statement.
“We believe our people are the foundation of our business and essential to our future growth, and we are making every effort to transition impacted associates to nearby Lowe’s stores.”
Lowe’s expects to close the impacted stores by February 1, 2019. Nine of the closures are in Ontario, with three in the GTA.