It’s funny how a single word can potentially have such a large meaning.
News of two facilities shutting down and Loblaws creating an automated distribution centre here has many asking how many jobs will be created in Cornwall and where will those employees be coming from as Cornwall has a huge shortage of qualified labour?
500+ jobs in Laval will end by 2021 with another warehouse in Ottawa being shuttered as well.
No word if the Cornwall facility will be unionized or if run by Loblaws or a subsidiary or related entity?
Many companies have had to import workers with some being bused in from Montreal to fill jobs.
Loblaws did not respond prior to press time and we will update as soon as more information becomes available.