Irving hiring push includes Kent Building Supplies

SAINT JOHN — J.D. Irving’s latest hiring forecast has the company projected to fill 7,500 positions over the next three years, almost nine out of 10 of them in Atlantic Canada. At Kent Building Supplies, an upcoming store in Dartmouth will create new jobs in Nova Scotia, while about 300 hires are planned for P.E.I. In addition to the full-time roles, the family-owned Irving plans to hire about 2,500 students by the end of 2020.