CORNWALL, Ontario – Business is growing at Walmart Canada and that means the need for additional workers at its Cornwall distribution centres.
Walmart Logistics will be holding a job fair on June 19 at the Cornwall Civic Complex from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in Salons ABC.
“We are at the start of our busy season and we are still in need of workers at a variety of positions,” says Kayla Steele, Human Resources Administrator with Walmart Logistics. “We are actively looking to recruit 70 new associates.”
Earlier this year, Walmart Canada announced an investment of $200 million in its store network, with a focus on refurbishing and refreshing 31 stores. Over the last five years, the company has invested over $1 billion in its Canadian store network.
The Cornwall Distribution Hub supplies Walmart stores throughout Eastern Canada with quality merchandise including grocery products. The Hub is located in the Cornwall Business Park and is also home to the Walmart fleet operations.
This latest recruitment effort follows similar job fairs hosted by Walmart Logistics over the past 3 years as the company continues to ramp up operations within the Cornwall Distribution Hub.
“The Cornwall Distribution Hub is a respectful, supportive team-based environment where associates can further their careers in warehousing and leadership,” says Ms. Steele. “We offer competitive wages and health benefits, along with company matched pension and stock purchase plans.”
Beyond the distribution centre, opportunities also exist with Walmart Fleet, which transports the goods to Walmart stores throughout Eastern Canada.
“Driving a truck can be a very rewarding career – it is an excellent opportunity to travel and be home with your family on a daily basis,” says Isabelle Menard, Recruitment Specialist with Walmart Fleet. ““We are looking for AZ drivers who have 2 years of experience on the road and the flexibility to work evenings, nights and weekend shifts.”
Career opportunities in supply chain management and transportation have been on the rise in Eastern Ontario, making logistics one of the hottest sectors in the region. This growth has been led by Walmart as it expands its state-of-the-art Cornwall Distribution Hub.
Job postings can be viewed on the ChooseCornwall.ca job board.