Telecommunications Jobs Coming To Sudbury
Support For Partnership Shows Government Is On The Side Of Northerners
SUDBURY - The McGuinty government is supporting the creation of 440 new jobs for northerners by investing in a new customer management services operation in Sudbury, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.
"Our government is committed to tapping this new services sector to help grow and diversify Northern Ontario's economy," said Bartolucci, who chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). "That's why we're helping to bring an international leader in the customer management services sector to the North."
The NOHFC is providing $1,226,925 to support a partnership between the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and ClientLogic. The project involves the renovation and retrofit of facilities at the Southridge Mall, including upgrades to networking infrastructure and leasehold improvements as well as upgrades to a training facility.
ClientLogic is a customer management services operation which ensures that the interaction between its front-line representative and the customer is delivered in the most efficient way possible. The Sudbury operations, which will provide support to an important Canadian corporate client, are slated to employ some 440 staff with an annual payroll of approximately $10 million.
The customer service sector is a target of the Ontario government's GO North Investor Program announced in 2005. GO North has supported related marketing activities including direct mail outs, advertisements, networking and promotion at trade shows to incite investment in Northern Ontario. The Ministries of Northern Development and Mines and Economic Development and Trade continue to work with communities to realize new results in the customer service sector.
"We're working very hard to attract strategic investments like ClientLogic to Ontario that create new jobs and bring prosperity to our communities, raise our standard of living and provide greater opportunities for our families," said Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
"Knowledge and technology-based industries are important economic engines in today's economy, which we are aggressively pursuing," said Bartolucci. "Through our GO North initiative, we are helping ensure that Northern Ontario's competitive advantages are promoted to investors when opportunities such as this one arise."
Other McGuinty government initiatives for northerners include:
• Providing $3.1 million to Science North for new exhibits, an IMAX film production and the expansion of Dynamic Earth
• Investing $2.1 million for March Entertainment's production, in Sudbury, of the Chilly Beach animated television series
• Providing $10 million to Laurentian University to establish the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation in Sudbury.
These projects are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The Northern Prosperity Plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.
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