Despite concerns over a labour shortage, the Tsawwassen Mills outlet shopping mall opened its doors today.
Shoppers have been lining up since 1:30 a.m. but the mall’s GM Mark Fenwick says the stores have been working to fill those positions to meet them.
“We held two job fairs to assist the retailers and of course they have their own methods of recruiting, whether it’s online or individual job fairs they’ve adapted quite well.”
The mall has announced it will be providing an employee shuttle service from Scott Road Station in Surrey to the mall in an effort to help employees get to the location.
Service began on September 29, fees are $2 each way or a monthly pass is available for $40.
Of the 200 stores, 180 are opening today.
— steve darling (@stevedarling) October 5, 2016
The mall is one of the largest in the country at 1.2 million square feet. It is located near the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.
Traffic control people are on the scene to help keep things moving.