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• In Toronto, the Globe and Mail reports that Walmart Canada "will open 47 hiring centres across the country as it adds a total of some 4,000 new employees this year and next, about 500 more than previously announced.

"By the end of 2013, the company expects to spend some $750-million to open, relocate or remodel 73 stores. Included are most of the 39 former Zellers Inc. stores for which Wal-mart Canada purchased leasehold rights in June 2011. They will reopen as Wal-mart stores in this fiscal year."

By 2014, the story suggests, Walmart could have as many as 94,000 employees in Canada.
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