Lowe’s to create 130 jobs in Abbotsford

Hiring fair to take place from April 21 to 23 in anticipation of store opening this summer

Lowe's to create 130 jobs in Abbotsford

Lowe’s has announced plans to hire 130 people to work in its new Abbotsford store on Sumas Way.

The home improvement outlet, set to open this summer, will also be hiring 25 to 30 seasonal roles.

The company hold a career fair from April 21 to 23 at the Coast Abbotsford Hotel and Suites at 2020 Sumas Way.

Specific times are Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We are excited to join the Abbotsford community and have a lot of great employment opportunities available,” said Fred Pagotto, market director of B.C. Stores, Lowe’s Canada.

“The new Lowe’s will create many new jobs in Abbotsford and we are committed to filling as many positions as possible locally. We are looking for passionate people who are ready to help our customers love where they live, and achieve their project goals and dreams.”

The store will be hiring positions ranging from department managers and sales specialists to night crew, cashiers, customer service associates, department associates and receiving clerks.

Interested candidates are invited to attend the career fair to learn more. The store’s management team will be onsite ready to accept applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews.

In some instances (when possible), offers of employment will be made onsite to successful applicants.

Those unable to apply in person can go to lowes.ca/careers at any time to submit their application.

The new Abbotsford Lowe’s will have approximately 97,000 square feet of retail sales space, with an adjacent garden centre of approximately 15,500 square feet.

The store will be located at 1225 Sumas Way, just south of Hwy 1.

The store is among four new Lowe’s locations set to open this year in B.C. cities including Abbotsford, Prince George, Nanaimo and Victoria.

Lowe’s currently has one location in B.C., in New Westminster. It operates 42 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees.

For more information, visit Lowes.ca.