Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Future Shop job fair in July

Future Shop says it plans to open it’s new Timmins store by the end of September. The company also says it plans to hold a job fair in mid-summer.
The big-box electronics and home appliances retailer is currently under construction at the northeast corner of Riverside Drive and Shirley Street.
Larry Richardson, Future Shop’s district manager for Northeastern Ontario, says the company will be hiring 50 to 60 employees, with roughly an even split between fulltime and part-time.
“We expect to have our hiring fair in mid-July. We’re looking for that venue right now,” he said.
Richardson says although each store has a signature look on the outside, the inside of each store has a unique layout favourable to each market.
He says the Timmins store will include a“home theatre vignette” to show off some of the best in home entertainment consumer items. Another feature he says will be a vignette to display larger home appliances such as fridges, stoves, washers and dryers.
He adds that aside from market surveys, he has personally visited other large retailers in the Timmins to get a sense of how strong the market is.
Richardson says he was impressed with the level of enterprise he saw in Timmins.
He says is just as impressed with the location of the new store which he says is a blue-chip intersection that Future Shop will share with Timmins Garage, Tim Horton’s, Timmins Square and Montana’s Restaurant.
There are more than 130 Future Shop locations across Canada.

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