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Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Canada’s largest supermarket chain, hopes to convert up to 10,000 jobs from part-time to full-time, a bold move in recessionary times.
"There's a sweet spot in there where people have better pay and the retailer gets better productivity," Loblaw president and deputy chairman Allan Leighton said.
According to the Toronto Star, the company also outlined plans to open fewer, smaller stores and to stock more necessities like food.
The company hopes to convert 10 percent of its part-time workforce in the next 18 months. The part-time staff currently turns over 50 percent every three months, and part-time staff makes up 80 percent of Loblaw’s workforce.