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PRESS RELEASEThe City of Barrie & HGS Canada Announcement
Monday, December 17, 2012

The City of Barrie and HGS Canada Inc are excited to announce the dates of an upcoming Job Fair where the Contact Centre Company, HGS Canada will evaluate the local employment market. The event is part of the site selection process for the global company who is looking at a potential new 500-employee site in the area. The site would create hundreds of quality new jobs, which includes both frontline, business support and management level positions.
“This is a great opportunity for Barrie and we are delighted to be part of HGS Canada’s selection process,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman.  “HGS would be an excellent addition to our employment landscape and getting people to come out to the Job Fair will be critical in showing that we have the required workforce to meet and support this potential new employer.”
HGS Canada’s groundwork for this further expansion into Ontario began earlier this year when the company held prospective talks with a number of potential locations. “We have been looking at a number of potential new locations, but the response we have received in the area so far has been very supportive,” said Ross Beattie, President & CEO – HGS Canada. “Our Team is looking to meet many skilled people to help us in our selection process. Although we are a global company we pride ourselves on being very open, honest and community minded. Anyone wanting to find out about us should visit our website to get a flavor of what we are about.”
Expansion is nothing new for HGS Canada, who has opened three sites in Ontario in the past 2 years. 2010 saw the opening of Thunder Bay, which was followed by North Bay in early 2011 and most recently, Belleville in the summer of this year.
The Job Fair is the perfect opportunity for individuals to find out more about the company and what makes HGS so different in the Call Centre space. Hany Kirolos, Director of Economic Development said, “We are encouraging all levels of qualified applicants including Customer Support Agents, Supervisors, Trainers, Recruiters, HR, IT support and site management to come to the job fair on January 18th and 19th at the Southshore Community Centre from 10am – 7pm each day to learn more about HGS Canada and meet with the Company’s representatives.” Kirolos also added, “Our target is to have over 2,000 applicants submit resumes at this job fair over these two days.”
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HGS Canada offers Technical Support, Inbound Sales, Customer Care and Customer Loyalty in English and French languages and employs over 2500 people at 10 sites in Canada.
HGS Canada is part of HGS Global Solutions with consolidated annual revenues of US $300 million. HGS now has a presence in 42 delivery centres across the USA, India, Philippines, Canada, Mauritius and the UK employing over 21,000 employees worldwide.


Media Contact:
Cheri Harris
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4714

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