“The two stores in Summerside have close to 80 employees, there are 60 to 70 in Charlottetown- Kinlock, and about 15 to 18 in New Brunswick,” says Duane MacDonald, Co-Owner.
“Metro Home Building Centre is our partner in Charlottetown Home Hardware and Kinlock Home Hardware in Stratford.”
Duane says they are fortunate to have a lot of long-term staff, and they do not have a high turnover rate, so they do not need to do much hiring as the spring season ramps up. “Students who work part time with us during the year work full-time in the summers.
“In March, we hired Cashiers and Department Associates. In Summerside, we are looking for full-time Delivery Drivers and Estimators for the lumber side of the business. Truck Drivers need certain licenses to operate the equipment, and Estimators need some building experience and skills.
“The qualifications we look for depend on the position. Previous experience is good, but the main thing we look for is the right personality and attitude, a willingness to work, and ability to fit in with the group. We can teach them any other skills they need.”
Duane says Home Hardware offers a lot of opportunities for growth and advancement. “A lot of our people move to different positions with us over the years and learn something different.”
Many ways to apply
- stop by a store and ask for an application
- email the store with your resumé
- ask a current employee to refer you
“We also post our jobs on our road signs,” says Duane. “It is amazing how many people we attract that way. They stop in, have a conversation, drop off the resumé, and we go from there.”
Open positions are posted on Facebook. Search for individual Home Hardware locations. Jobs are also listed on Work PEI.