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article imageWalmart Canada goes on hiring spree; seeks 4,000 new associates

By Andrew Moran     Jun 25, 2012 in Business
Toronto - Looking for a job? Why not become an associate for Walmart Canada? The retail juggernaut is opening 47 hiring centres and is seeking to hire approximately 4,000 associates and have 94,000 employees by late January.
On Monday, Walmart Canada announced in a press release that it is seeking 4,000 new associates this year ranging from sales associates to managers to field operators in its stores across the country. With 900 new associates already hired the company’s goal is to have a workforce of 94,000 by Jan. 31, 2013.
To meet the company’s growth in structure, the company is hiring new associates to accommodate its 73 projects, including its new stores and remodelling, expansion or relocations of existing stores. In June 2011, Walmart purchased the leasehold rights from most of the 39 Zellers stores and they will reopen as part of the Walmart brand.
“We are extremely excited to be adding more than 4,000 new associates to our team. Walmart is a company where associates have a genuine passion to help Canadians save money so they can live better,” said Bob Hakeem, senior vice president of People of Walmart Canada.
“We are a company that works with communities to improve the world we live in, where diversity is expected and inclusion the norm. Whether you are looking for a career in retail or a part time job, we want to hear from you."
Furthermore, pharmacies inside of Walmart Canada are also in the middle of a hiring blitz. Eric Muir, senior vice president of Health and Wellness of Walmart Canada, noted that the company has already hired many pharmacy associates and is seeking to fill additional positions in that department.
Walmart has established 47 hiring centres across Canada.
The multinational corporation has 330 supercentres and discount stores in the nation. It serves approximately one million customers every day.
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