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K-Mobile To Hire 100 Syrian Refugees to Work in 250 New Stores

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TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Today the founder and Chief Executive Officer of K-Mobile, Shami Munir, joined with Ontario’s Premier and MPP Don Valley West Kathleen Wynne at the grand opening of Canada’s first K-Mobile store, to announce that 100 Syrian refugees will be hired as employees once the company expands to 250 stores across the Greater Toronto Area. Along with the store opening, they also celebrated the launch of Canada’s first ever Android smartphone.

“After working in mobile industry for almost two decades and listening to customers, I knew that they wanted a better one-stop shop experience when mobile shopping. I’m proud that we will be expanding our stores as well as hiring and training 1,000 employees including 100 Syrian refugees,” said Munir. “I believe these newcomers will be some of the hardworking employees we will have, and meaningful employment is essential for their settlement success.”

The K-Mobile flagship store is now open in East York Town Centre with many more locations set to open in the Greater Toronto Area in the coming months. K-Mobile is a one-stop experience, offering service plans, smartphones, accessories with no pressure or gimmicks. K-Mobile’s guiding philosophy is to make sure our customers are happy from the moment they walk into the store, to choosing the latest phone and package.

In addition to opening the first of 250 K-Mobile stores, K-Mobile announced the launch a first-ever Canadian Android “K2” smartphone, available in store or on-line at www.k-mobile.ca. K-Mobile has signed up with Koodo and Virgin Mobile as a multi-carrier.

“My dream has always been to develop an astonishing smart phone without a heavy price tag,” said Munir. “I’m proud to announce the K2 has fulfilled that dream. It is Canada’s first Android phone, with a 2-sim card capability, exclusive apps, unlocked and fully customizable for all the customers’ needs.”

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