Safeway Signs Aboriginal Employment Agreement

Friday, October 17, 2008 at 14:13



Canada Safeway has become the first retail grocery company to enter into an Aboriginal Employment Development partnership with the provincial government.


Safeway has committed to making its workplaces more welcoming to qualified First Nations and Métis job applicants


In Saskatchewan, Canada Safeway operates 15 stores and currently has 1,644 full-time and part-time employees.


The company has estimated it will add an additional 600 new employees to fill positions in the next three years as it continues to update all of its stores to its new Lifestyle format.


Safeway is the 91st partner to sign this type of agreement with the province.


Agreements have also been signed with public and private sector employers, organized labour, government ministries, First Nations and Métis organizations, post-secondary institutions, and First Nations and Métis communities.