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PRESS RELEASECountdown to the HGS Canada Job Fair
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The City of Barrie and HGS Canada Inc are excited about the upcoming job fair – Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2013.  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.

Meet the HGS Team!
Dates:  Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th
Times:  10:00 am to 7:00pm
Location: Southshore Community Centre
 “This is a great opportunity for Barrie. 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,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman. “HGS plan an initial creation of approximately 500 jobs this Spring, with the chance of further expansion within the year, making this a great addition to the City’s employment landscape. We have heard nothing but encouraging news about HGS Canada, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to be part of their selection process.”

“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 attend the job fair this Friday or Saturday between the hours of 10:00 am and 7:00 pm either day to meet our team and get a flavor of what we are about,” said Ross Beattie, President & CEO – HGS Canada.

Need a ride to the job fair? 

Take Barrie Transit, for free from the Downtown Barrie Transit Terminal to the Southshore Community Centre between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. Shuttle service will be departing the Downtown Transit Terminal on Maple Avenue by the East Entrance of the building every 15 minutes beginning on the hour. For more details on the free transit shuttle, please click here.
If you are unable to attend the job fair, you still have time to apply online at

Media Contact:
John Hooper, SVP, Business Development and Client Relations,,902-421-9482

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