RONA INC.
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RONA INC.

March 14, 2007 15:25 ET

RONA to Recruit Close to 3,500 Positions Across Canada

Interview Day: March 15 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM in 72 big-box stores and over 100 proximity stores Canada-wide

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2007) - Note to jobseekers: RONA Inc. ("RONA") (TSX:RON) is launching its seasonal recruitment campaign in preparation for the big renovation and gardening season ahead. Nearly 3,500 positions need to be filled in RONA's Canada-wide network of big-box stores and several proximity stores, including about 2,000 jobs in Quebec, over 300 in Ontario and close to 1,000 in Western Canada. Candidates are invited to visit some 200 stores participating in Interview Day on March 15, 2007 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

On Interview Day, candidates are invited to submit their CVs at any RONA L'entrepot, RONA Le Regional, Reno-Depot or RONA Home & Garden big-box store. Over 100 proximity stores will also participate in the process. Jobseekers can also apply online at any time to one or more RONA stores simultaneously by visiting www.careers.rona.ca.

There are many different positions available, including sales person, cashier, customer service assistant - carry out, warehouse clerk - stocking (night), warehouse clerk - receiving (day), and manager/assistant manager. Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss available positions and job conditions with RONA teams on location.

"RONA offers a stimulating work environment that allows employees to learn on the job and access advancement opportunities in a solid, growing company. We're looking for candidates who are motivated by teamwork and who care about customer service, people who will go above and beyond the needs and expectations of our customers," explained Denis Caron, RONA's executive vice-president of People and Culture.

Students, retirees, and hardware/renovation/gardening enthusiasts are all welcome

RONA offers all employees an excellent training program with opportunities for advancement. To assist students in their academic efforts, RONA grants scholarships of up to $500 a year, provided they meet program requirements. RONA also offers flexible working hours to allow students to continue to work when they return to school in the fall.

RONA is seeking more mature workers as well, retirees or people with experience or a particular interest in building materials, tools, plumbing, electricity, interior decorating or gardening who wish to offer their knowledge and experience to consumers.

About RONA

RONA Inc. is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of 642 franchise, affiliate and corporate stores of various sizes and formats. With over 26,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 14 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network now generates close to $6 billion in annual retail sales.

For more information, please visit the RONA website at rona.ca.

Information:

Note: Media representatives who want to video or do interviews on March 15 Interview Day are invited to contact the sources below to find the closest participating store.

Contact Information

  • Media:
    (Quebec)
    France Bouffard
    514-286-2772 Ext. 10
    Cell.: 514-718-4811
    or
    RONA inc.
    Michele Roy
    Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs
    514-599-5900 Ext. 5398
    michele.roy@rona.ca
    or
    (Other Provinces)
    Rachelle Khalaf
    416-341-9929 Ext. 225
    or
    Financial Community:
    RONA inc.
    Stephane Milot
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    514-599-5951
    stephane.milot@rona.ca