Creating 450 new jobs, the new centre will be Nordia's largest in Québec
SAGUENAY, QUEBEC: Bell, through its Nordia subsidiary, will soon open a new customer service centre in Jonquière that will serve Bell customers and create more than 450 new jobs in the Saguenay region.
Attending the announcement in Jonquière were: Jean Tremblay, Mayor of Saguenay and chairman of Promotion Saguenay; Sylvain Gaudreault, MNA for Jonquière and Québec Minister of Transport, Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy; Stéphane Bédard, chair of the Conseil du trésor, Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region; and Denis Lebel, MP for Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean and federal Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec.
"As a major investor in Québec, Bell is extremely proud to increase our presence in the Saguenay region as we deliver both the best communications networks and an unrivalled customer experience," said Martine Turcotte, vice chair, Québec for Bell. "Thanks to the remarkable collaboration of officials from all levels of government, we are creating more than 450 jobs in Jonquière as we continue to add to the 18,000 team members we now employ across Québec."
Jean Tremblay said the city of Saguenay is proud to welcome Nordia to the community. "We will be investing up to $1 million in this centre over the next four years, to ensure the creation of attractive new jobs in Jonquière and to generate local economic benefits."
Scheduled to open in the spring of 2014, Nordia's new Jonquière centre will be the company's largest in Québec, operating 7 days a week. Once fully operational, the centre is expected to contribute approximately $16 million to the local economy each year.