Lowe’s Canada recently downgraded 15 positions from its Boucherville headquarters to “different teams” because the company is currently looking to hire 80 new employees at the same address.
“At the beginning of the year, we made organizational changes to meet our business needs,” spokesman Valerie Gonzalo said. “These changes are part of general management, our business needs are evolving and we need to adapt,” she said.
Loves Canada was reluctant to disclose sections affected by these cuts “to respect the privacy of victims”. The company has confirmed that those affected by these changes will no longer be hired by Lowes Canada.
In a notice sent to the Ministry of Labor in recent weeks, the employer mentioned the possibility of cutting 30 seats in Boucherville.
This is not the first time Lowes Canada has made changes to its headquarters. In 2019, the company abolished its strategy and business intelligence office. Eighteen were then fired or had to change their performance.
That year, the hardware store announced the cancellation of 160 locations at its headquarters and offices in Toronto, as well as the closure of 34 stores nationwide, 12 of which were in Rona and Renault-Depot in Quebec.
In view of the busiest season in the reconstruction sector, the giant is looking for nearly 2,000 full-time and part-time workers in Quebec, spokesman Valerie Gonzalo said in an email.
In early February, Lowe removed the Air Miles Rewards program to focus more on “attractive prices”, “personalized offers” and its “new VIPPro program”.
Rona has been a partner at Air Miles in Quebec since 1992.
In Canada, Lowes has 470 corporate stores and independent affiliate stores under various banners, including Lowes, Rona, Renault-Depot and Dix Lumber. The headquarters employs approximately 1,500 people.