Walmart Canada to hire thousands of people for busy holiday shopping season

Walmart Canada has announced it is going on a hiring spree across the country in preparation for the upcoming busy holiday season.

The retail giant said on Thursday it will be hiring 12,000 new and permanent associates. 

“At Walmart, our people want and do make a difference for millions of Canadians every day,” said Horacio Barbeito, President and CEO, Walmart Canada. “As a 27-year Walmart veteran, I know firsthand about our commitment to offering good jobs and opportunities. I look forward to welcoming thousands more associates to the Walmart family.”

Walmart Canada will be hiring 12,000 new and permanent associates across Canada in a major hiring push for the busy holiday season and to continue making the shopping experience simpler and faster for our customers (CNW Group/Walmart Canada Corp.)

“This is that place where associates can unlock their potential and talents,” said Nabeela Ixtabalan, Executive Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs for Walmart Canada. “Walmart is a great place to build confidence and a career. We’re looking for people in communities across Canada who want to work for a top employer and encourage all those interested to apply.”

Walmart Canada is hosting a special National Hiring Event Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time in stores, distribution / fleet centres across the country.

Interested applicants can simply walk into their local store, apply and be interviewed on the spot.

Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers, with more than 100,000 people.

The retailer operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide serving 1.5 million customers each day. 

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