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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Press Release - Get Your Tickets for the Job Fair

Attention Guelphites: if you're out or work, or just looking for a new gig, then it's time to dust off those resumes because there's a new company in town looking for a couple of hundred good men and women. 

Of course, any company looking to hire en masse in the Royal City is a good thing, but I'm not sure how this is different from any other company, whether new to town or already here, hiring in the city. One thing's for sure, City Hall thinks it's big enough news to send out a press release about. It seems curious, but hey, why not just be excited about the new possibility of a new employer in town (and if you read the fine print of the release, that's really all that's being offered here).
Read the full press release below:
Guelph, ON, Thursday, May 23, 2013 – The City of Guelph and HGS Canada Inc. have announced 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 next site selection process for the global company who is looking at a potential 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.
“We are thrilled that HGS Canada is considering Guelph for their new facility,” says Mayor Farbridge. “A successful job fair is critical in attracting these quality employment opportunities which are available to a wide range of skilled workers and I would encourage any interested parties in and outside of Guelph to apply.”
HGS Canada’s groundwork for this further expansion into Ontario began earlier this year when the company held talks with a number of potential locations. “We have been looking at a number of potential new locations, and 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 www.teamhgs.com 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, Belleville in the summer of 2012, and only a few weeks ago, the company announced a new site in the City of Barrie.
The Job Fair will be taking place at the new Hanlon Convention Centre, Woodlawn Rd West, on June 7th & 8th from 10am to 7pm, both days. It is the perfect opportunity for individuals to find out more about the company and what makes HGS so different in the Call Centre space. Peter Cartwright, General Manager of Guelph 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 June 7th and 8th to learn more about HGS Canada and meet with the Company’s representatives.” Cartwright also added, “Our target is to have over 2000 applicants submit resumes at this job fair over these two days.”
Be the first to apply at www.JoinHGS.com
About HGS
HGS Canada offers Technical Support, Inbound Sales, Customer Care and Customer Loyalty in English and French languages at 11 sites in Canada. HGS Canada is part of HGS Global Solutions and has a presence in 54 delivery centres in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa employing close to 24,000 employees worldwide.

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