Canadian Tire hosts job fair for new Vernon store

Canadian Tire is looking to fill around 50 positions as it prepares to open its new location in the Village Green Centre in the spring of 2016.

VERNON - Dozens of jobs are up for grabs as Canadian Tire prepares to open its new store in the Vernon mall.

Store owner Grant Turner says they’re looking to hire about 50 people including retail merchandisers and new store set-up workers at a job fair Feb. 6 at the Village Green Centre. Canadian Tire bought the lease for the 103,000-square-foot former Target space — about double the size of its current space — in May 2015. 

“From those 50, we will be able to offer a lot of full and part time positions after the set up is complete,” Turner says.

The store set-up crew would be starting around February, with one to two months of prep required before the store officially opens sometime this spring.

Turner says the new location will be the biggest Canadian Tire in the Interior, and one of the largest in B.C. It’s not yet known what will happen with the current store location, but Turner says Canadian Tire owns it and will likely redevelop it.

Anyone with experience in firearm sales, automotive work, retail supervising, and custodial work is encouraged to drop off a resume.

The job fair is Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Green Centre. There will be signs at the mall directing people where to go.

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