Walmart Canada to hire 10k new employees


October 14, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau

Walmart is hiring 10,000 new employees in Canada for positions in stores and e-commerce operations due to a growth spurt in online orders.

Walmart Canada announced that it will hire new “associates” immediately as it expands its Canadian operations and e-commerce network.

Beyond cashiers, greeters and store workers, the retailer needs to hire e-commerce workers to man warehouses, pick items for online orders and drivers to deliver those orders.

Since the pandemic, Walmart Canada has doubled or tripled its online orders in some regions. Walmart has seen the same trend in the United States, reporting a 74% increase in e-commerce business in May.

The hiring comes amid Walmart Canada’s $3.5 billion push to expand and upgrade stores and improve it e-commerce network. The investment, over five years, includes two new distribution centres, one in the Greater Toronto Area and one in Vancouver. These centres will be equipped with new automation and inventory management technology to ship orders directly to online customers and to Walmart’s big-box stores.

Walmart Canada already employs more than 90,000 “associates” at its 400 Canadian stores.

Walmart Canada is the Canadian division of Walmart headquartered in Mississuga, Ontario.  It was founded on March 17, 1994, with the purchase of the Woolco Canada chain from the F. W. Woolworth Company.

Originally consisting of discount stores, Walmart Canada’s contemporaries include Giant Tiger, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, and Dollarama. Based on the success of the US format, Walmart Canada has focused on expanding Supercentres from new or converted locations, offering groceries which puts them in the same market as supermarket chains such as Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Metro, Sobeys, Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Country Grocer, fairway Markets, Quality Foods, Co-op and others. Walmart is the second largest retailer in Canada by revenue.

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