Zellers is a mass merchandise retailer in Canada. It is running more than 200 discount stores in the country. The stores require candidates for a number of entry-level jobs from time to time. By March 2013, these stores will be fully acquired by Target. The stores running by HBC are now closing, and all will be closed by the time, chain is wholly acquired by Target. Still, more than 150 stores acquired by Target will remain in operation. Target may expand the chain further, so there is a possibility that there will be more retail jobs in this retail chain in the future.
The candidates, who are interested in getting a job at Zeller stores, have two ways to find one. Either they can attend a job fair conducted by the company, where they will apply and get interviewed by the HR professionals. If you do not want to wait for a job fair and need immediate employment, you should visit the corporate website of company – zellers.com and search a job vacancy that fit you. Apply at it online and face the interview at respective store or the corporate office.
Working Hours @ Zellers:- Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-9:00PM; Saturday: 8:00AM-7:00PM; Sunday: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Age Eligibility @ Zellers:- 18 years old
Career Opportunities @ Zellers:– Store manager, Loss prevention manager, Sales associate, Allocation associate, Distribution associate, Assistant store manager, Delivery driver, Cashier, Visual merchandiser, Sales manager, Information Technology specialist, Stock room associate, Financial analyst, Key holder, Marketing manager, Marketing executive
History:- Zellers is a retail chain operated by Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). HBC has been a chain of department stores. Zellers was discount store chain by the company. Starting from a single location in Canada in year 1931, it gradually evolved as a large retail empire spanning to around 300 locations. In 2012, the chain was acquired by Target. Few stores were still under the ownership of HBC. All those stores will be closed by March 2013.
Additional Services:- These discount stores sell a variety of products in many categories like apparels, electronics, bedding, grocery, house ware, kitchen utensils, jewellery, footwear, toys, furniture, sports equipments, electronic appliances and other items of household use.
Presence:- At its peak, the chain had operated at 278 locations. All stores excluding 64 outlets were acquired by Target. They will remain operational; however the 64 stores currently owned by HBC will be closed.
Job Descriptions and Remuneration:
There are numerous entry-level jobs offered by this retailer. The individuals, who are 16 years old or above, can, try for jobs in sales and merchandising, marketing and administration. In sales jobs, they are appointed as associates. At the initial level, they work in stores, communicate with customers, process sales and develop salesmanship. They may be promoted to supervisor job, in which, they then instruct and train new associates and supervise their work. After advancing the formal education, they can get promotion to still higher positions in sales and marketing. Similarly, in merchandising, candidates may join as stock room assistants and progress their career in distribution and inventory field.
While top-level managers are often hired through recruitment drives, such jobs are sometimes filled internally. The managers, store assistant managers and supervisors have to set schedules, hire new associates, oversee their training and work, and most importantly, they have to achieve sales targets. The banking and all finance related tasks are also accomplished by them.
Advantages of Working @ Zellers:
Zellers have a stature in the retail industry of Canada. The employees, who had worked in the company, are regarded for their job experience by other retailers. In the entry-level jobs, candidates are offered comparatively high wages and may be allowed flexibility in schedule if needed. The higher designees and management professionals are given attractive annual salary packages including life and medical insurance, paid trainings, pension plan, short-term and long-term disability cover, health facilities, paid overtime and paid leaves as part of their package.
Job Interview Questions at Zellers:
- Please give your introduction?
- Why Zellers?
- What is fascinating about this job?
- Have you worked in a retail job before this?
- How did you overcome your weaknesses?
- What were your professional achievements? Or what are your academic achievements?
- What is the worst situation you faced ever? What did you do then?
- What can be challenging in this job?