Walmart creating global tech hub in Toronto, part of $3.5-billion investment

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Published March 15, 2022 at 3:15 pm

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Inc. says it plans to hire hundreds of workers as adds Toronto as one of two new global tech hubs.

The retail giant says it is adding Canada’s largest city and Atlanta, Ga. as global tech hubs because of their growing tech presence, connection to Walmart and broad and diverse local talent pools.

The initial hiring phase in Toronto will include 45 full-time roles in software development, technical program management and product management. Initial hiring in Atlanta is expected to include 140 new full-time roles.

Walmart says deploying the latest technology is part of a $3.5 billion investment for Canada announced in 2020 to make online and in-store experience simpler, faster and more convenient for its  customers.

The expansion is part of Walmart Global Tech’s plan to hire more than 5,000 employees globally this fiscal year.

The addition of Toronto and Atlanta will increase the number of Walmart Global Tech hubs to 16, including Seattle and Chennai, India that launched last year. The number of global tech employees increased 26 per cent last year to 20,000.

“Canada has a dynamic and world leading tech community powered by talented people and innovation that is recognized on a global scale,” stated Nicolai Salcedo, chief technology and data officer of Walmart Canada in a news release.

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