Call Centre Would Bring New Jobs To Kapuskasing
McGuinty Government Helps Town Refurbish Commercial Space To Pursue Project
The Town of Kapuskasing is working to establish a bilingual contact centre that could bring several new jobs to the community.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will provide $1,145,700 to renovate vacant commercial space in the Model City Mall. The refurbished facilities would accommodate a 96-seat contact centre for which negotiations with the city are currently in progress. In the first year of operation, the centre would be expected to provide up to 45 new jobs.
NOHFC funding is for the first of a two-phase project. The first phase consists of refurbishing 9,000 square feet within the mall to accommodate 48 contact centre stations. This phase is scheduled to be completed by December 31. The second phase is for an additional 48 stations to be completed by June 2010.
- The Town of Kapuskasing is 830 kilometres north of Toronto on Highway 11. It is halfway between North Bay and Thunder Bay.
- The 9th annual Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival runs this year from July 25 to 26. The Canadian Automobile Association rates this festival among the top 100 in Ontario, out of more than 3500 festivals in the province.
“New businesses help bring economic stability and growth to a community. I am pleased that our government is helping Kapuskasing pursue this opportunity to bring new jobs to the town.”