Dundas Canadian Tire to double staff at new store

News Jun 28, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Dundas’s new Canadian Tire store is anticipated to double its permanent staff when it moves to University Plaza in the first week of November.

Darcy Southam, associate dealer at the current 50 Cootes Dr. location, said the store plans to hire between 75 and 85 temporary employees leading up to the November opening to help set up merchandise in the new store. He said about half of those people will be retained permanently, in addition to the existing 35 full- and part-time staff now working at 50 Cootes Dr.

“The staff is definitely excited about the move,” Southam said, noting there are several long-term staff at the Cootes Dr. location making the move, including three employees with 30 or more years' experience.

He said a soft opening is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, with the grand opening expected on Nov. 14.

Southam said the current store will probably close at least a couple of days before Nov. 7 in order to move computer equipment and auto service centre equipment to the new University Plaza location.

Renovation of the plaza’s former Metro grocery store is now underway, with full site plan approval and two building permits issued. The process, first revealed by the Dundas Star News early last year, began in February 2018.

Southam said he does not know what Canadian Tire will be doing with the Cootes Drive location after its expected early November closure.

The company’s head office, public relations department and real estate investment trust has until this week refused to comment on plans for the property it owns at 50 Cootes Dr. despite repeated requests from Hamilton Community News.

On Friday, June 28, spokesperson Joscelyn Dosanjh confirmed the property will be sold but said the process has not started.

“We have not marketed it for sale yet,” Dosanjh said. “The timing for going to market would be early fall at the very earliest.”

Southam said the move will more than double the store’s retail space, increasing from 14,000 to approximately 40,000 square feet.

A June 14 posting on the employment website Indeed states Canadian Tire is now hiring merchandisers and team leads for full-time, part-time, temporary and permanent positions. Salary is stated as $15 per hour.

According to the job posting, merchandisers' responsibilities include “setting up and stocking shelves according to plans, building displays, receiving inventory.”

Team leads are to “motivate and give direction to a team of six to seven people to ensure project timelines are met.”

The post states there is “potential for continued employment once (the) store opens up.”

Southam said the local Canadian Tire store “has been a quiet supporter of Dundas for many years.”

Dundas Canadian Tire to double staff at new store

University Plaza location to open first week of November

News Jun 28, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Dundas’s new Canadian Tire store is anticipated to double its permanent staff when it moves to University Plaza in the first week of November.

Darcy Southam, associate dealer at the current 50 Cootes Dr. location, said the store plans to hire between 75 and 85 temporary employees leading up to the November opening to help set up merchandise in the new store. He said about half of those people will be retained permanently, in addition to the existing 35 full- and part-time staff now working at 50 Cootes Dr.

“The staff is definitely excited about the move,” Southam said, noting there are several long-term staff at the Cootes Dr. location making the move, including three employees with 30 or more years' experience.

He said a soft opening is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, with the grand opening expected on Nov. 14.

“The staff is definitely excited about the move." — Darcy Southam

Southam said the current store will probably close at least a couple of days before Nov. 7 in order to move computer equipment and auto service centre equipment to the new University Plaza location.

Renovation of the plaza’s former Metro grocery store is now underway, with full site plan approval and two building permits issued. The process, first revealed by the Dundas Star News early last year, began in February 2018.

Southam said he does not know what Canadian Tire will be doing with the Cootes Drive location after its expected early November closure.

The company’s head office, public relations department and real estate investment trust has until this week refused to comment on plans for the property it owns at 50 Cootes Dr. despite repeated requests from Hamilton Community News.

On Friday, June 28, spokesperson Joscelyn Dosanjh confirmed the property will be sold but said the process has not started.

“We have not marketed it for sale yet,” Dosanjh said. “The timing for going to market would be early fall at the very earliest.”

Southam said the move will more than double the store’s retail space, increasing from 14,000 to approximately 40,000 square feet.

A June 14 posting on the employment website Indeed states Canadian Tire is now hiring merchandisers and team leads for full-time, part-time, temporary and permanent positions. Salary is stated as $15 per hour.

According to the job posting, merchandisers' responsibilities include “setting up and stocking shelves according to plans, building displays, receiving inventory.”

Team leads are to “motivate and give direction to a team of six to seven people to ensure project timelines are met.”

The post states there is “potential for continued employment once (the) store opens up.”

Southam said the local Canadian Tire store “has been a quiet supporter of Dundas for many years.”

Dundas Canadian Tire to double staff at new store

University Plaza location to open first week of November

News Jun 28, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Dundas’s new Canadian Tire store is anticipated to double its permanent staff when it moves to University Plaza in the first week of November.

Darcy Southam, associate dealer at the current 50 Cootes Dr. location, said the store plans to hire between 75 and 85 temporary employees leading up to the November opening to help set up merchandise in the new store. He said about half of those people will be retained permanently, in addition to the existing 35 full- and part-time staff now working at 50 Cootes Dr.

“The staff is definitely excited about the move,” Southam said, noting there are several long-term staff at the Cootes Dr. location making the move, including three employees with 30 or more years' experience.

He said a soft opening is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, with the grand opening expected on Nov. 14.

“The staff is definitely excited about the move." — Darcy Southam

Southam said the current store will probably close at least a couple of days before Nov. 7 in order to move computer equipment and auto service centre equipment to the new University Plaza location.

Renovation of the plaza’s former Metro grocery store is now underway, with full site plan approval and two building permits issued. The process, first revealed by the Dundas Star News early last year, began in February 2018.

Southam said he does not know what Canadian Tire will be doing with the Cootes Drive location after its expected early November closure.

The company’s head office, public relations department and real estate investment trust has until this week refused to comment on plans for the property it owns at 50 Cootes Dr. despite repeated requests from Hamilton Community News.

On Friday, June 28, spokesperson Joscelyn Dosanjh confirmed the property will be sold but said the process has not started.

“We have not marketed it for sale yet,” Dosanjh said. “The timing for going to market would be early fall at the very earliest.”

Southam said the move will more than double the store’s retail space, increasing from 14,000 to approximately 40,000 square feet.

A June 14 posting on the employment website Indeed states Canadian Tire is now hiring merchandisers and team leads for full-time, part-time, temporary and permanent positions. Salary is stated as $15 per hour.

According to the job posting, merchandisers' responsibilities include “setting up and stocking shelves according to plans, building displays, receiving inventory.”

Team leads are to “motivate and give direction to a team of six to seven people to ensure project timelines are met.”

The post states there is “potential for continued employment once (the) store opens up.”

Southam said the local Canadian Tire store “has been a quiet supporter of Dundas for many years.”