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Walmart to open tech hub in Toronto

The retail plans to boost its workforce by 5,000 tech workers globally this year

Walmart is opening a tech hub in Toronto. The retailer’s tech unit, Walmart Global Tech, has a goal of hiring more than 5,000 tech workers globally this fiscal year.

The Toronto hub will be one of the company largest, creating hundreds of jobs over time, the retailer said in a press release.

To start, Walmart is looking to fill 45 full-time roles in software development, technical program management and product management.

"Canada has a dynamic and world leading tech community powered by talented people and innovation that is recognized on a global scale," said Nicolai Salcedo, chief technology and data officer, Walmart Canada, in a press release.

"It's inspiring to see Walmart recognize the Canadian tech community and invest in further developing local talent with new opportunities that will be brought through this new tech hub," said Salcedo.  

Walmart said the Toronto hub was part of its $3.5-billion investment to make the online and in-store experience simpler, faster and more convenient for customers in Canada.

Walmart also announced plans to open a hub in Atlanta, Georgia. With the addition of Toronto and Atlanta, Walmart Global Tech will have 16 hubs including teams in Seattle and India. 

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