Rona Home and Garden in Langford will soon become a Lowe’s store. The latter is looking at hiring an additional 35 employees, with 95 current employees expected to be kept on after the rebranding. Gazette file photo

Lowe’s hiring 35 for conversion of Rona store in Langford

Job fair goes May 12, rebranding to Lowe’s expected to take place soon on the West Shore

Rick Stiebel

News Gazette staff

If you’re looking for work in Langford in a wide range of positions, Lowe’s just might fit your bill.

Lowe’s Canada is conducting a job fair this Friday (May 12) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rona Home & Garden Store at 850 Langford Pkwy. Lowe’s, which completed an acquisition of Rona stores across Canada last year, is looking to fill an additional 35 positions at the Langford location. About 95 positions at the store will be filled by current Rona employees, bringing the total to 130.

It is expected the branding change to Lowe’s will be completed in the near future.

Available positions include department managers, sales specialists, customer service associates, a plumbing professional, an electrical professional, a head cashier, cashier/return associates, a receiving clerk, janitor and maintenance, as well as a few seasonal positions.

On the spot interviews will be conducted for those applying in person, and more information is available at the store or at lowes.ca/careers.

Lowe’s employs more than 290,000 people at its home improvement and hardware stores in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with fiscal sales in 2016 of $65 billion. The company employs 25,000 workers in Canada.

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