Lowes undertakes hiring blitz

The Simcoe RONA store is looking to hire 20 new workers as part of a hiring blitz by Lowe’s Canada network of stores.The home improvement retailer is looking to fill more than 6,350 open positions nationwide this spring.“Whether you’re looking for a summer job, a career in home improvement, or an opportunity to share your home improvement knowledge in your retirement, now is the ideal time to join the Lowe’s Canada family,” Marc Macdonald, senior vice president of human resources, said in a media release. “Come meet our store teams-we’d like to know more about you.”Full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs will be available.A National Hiring Day will be held on Feb. 23 at stores across the country. Candidates interested in working at RONA in Simcoe can visit the location at 10 Davis Street East, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Feb. 23. The management team will be on site to accept applications and meet with candidates.Across the country, there are positions available for department managers, customer service associates, cashiers, stockers, boom truck drivers, and sales specialists. To accommodate student candidates, most seasonal jobs will begin in April.To learn more about available positions or to apply online at any time, log onto lowescanada.ca/en/careers. read more

US wont be worlds policeman Trump says during surprise Iraq visit

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 14 2017. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueAL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFP) — President Donald Trump used a surprise visit to US troops stationed in Iraq on Wednesday to declare that “the United States cannot continue to be the policeman of the world.”And Trump defended his controversial decision to pull US troops out of neighboring Syria, saying there would be no delays.“You can’t have any more time. You’ve had enough time,” he said he had told his generals.This was Trump’s first visit to US combat troops in the two years since his election. It came as he faces strong pushback from some allies, including France, and from some of his own Republican party members on his decision to exit Syria and to slash troop numbers in Afghanistan.Critics say he is being dangerously hasty.But Trump stressed during his brief stop at Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq that the United States has been fighting other countries’ battles for them for too long.“It’s not fair when the burden is all on us,” he said. “We don’t want to be taken advantage of any more by countries that use us and use our incredible military to protect them. They don’t pay for it and they’re going to have to.”“We are spread out all over the world. We are in countries most people haven’t even heard about. Frankly, it’s ridiculous,” he added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOutspoken general named Trump’s top security adviserFebruary 21, 2017In “World”Syria war: Trump and Putin trade barbs as ministers meetApril 12, 2017In “World”US sending up to 5,200 troops to border with MexicoOctober 29, 2018In “latest news” read more