Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Videotron opens in Joliette and creates 271 full-time jobs in the region – Canada

Videotron’s new centre will create 271 full-time positions in the region by the summer of 2010. The centre will accommodate a team of customer service and technical support consultants.

Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron, commented: “We are very happy to open the Centre in Joliette and share our company’s continued growth with its citizens by offering full-time, stimulating positions. This is excellent news for us, for the region and for its population, given the current economic context we are facing at this time.”

Mayor of Joliette, René Laurin, commented: “Videotron’s arrival represents a victory for our city and is proof of our dynamic economic development. The upcoming opening of Videotron’s Client Contact Centre will bring new life to the whole region.”

Later within the week Videotron management also announced that its employees approved, by a 95% yes vote, an agreement in principle between the employer and CUPE (FTQ) union representatives for a five-year agreement regarding labour contracts of unionised employees in Montréal (including Sherbrooke) and Québec City until December 31, 2013, in Saguenay-Lac St-Jean until January 31, 2014, and in Gatineau until August 31, 2015.