TORONTO – Sears Canada will be moving one of its distribution centres, employing 276 people, from Regina to Calgary.
The job losses will be in addition to the nearly 1,000 jobs that will be affected by the closure next year and in 2015 of five retail stores, including Sears’ flagship at the Toronto Eaton Centre.
The new distribution centre supports Sears’ online and catalogue business, shipping small ticket items to consumers in Western Canada.
The Regina facility will close late next spring, when the new one in Calgary opens.
Sears CEO Doug Campbell says the new location will offer a state-of-the art facility to improve delivery to customers.
He said the company will assist employees affected by Tuesday’s changes.