Kentville jobs are safe

Nova Sco­tia call cen­tre not im­pacted by P.E.I clo­sure

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS - BY KIRK STARRATT

The pend­ing clo­sure of the HGS call cen­tre in Mon­tague will not have an im­pact on the com­pany’s Kentville, N.S., call cen­tre, a com­pany spokesman says.

“This very un­for­tu­nate, but nec­es­sary, de­ci­sion does not af­fect Kentville in any way,” Ross Duff said in a Jan. 12 email to TC Me­dia.

He said the Kentville call cen­tre cur­rently em­ploys 150 peo­ple and is aim­ing to hire an­other 50 or more em­ploy­ees within the next 60 days.

Duff said the planned hir­ing in Kentville has no con­nec­tion to the Mon­tague clo­sure.

The Mon­tague HGS call cen­tre is set to close March 4.

Pink slips were be­ing passed out to em­ploy­ees on Tues­day.

The Mon­tague call cen­tre em­ploys 50 agents and 15 sup­port staff. HGS is part of the multi­bil­lion-dol­lar con­glom­er­ate, Hin­duja Group, that is based in In­dia.

The com­pany op­er­ates a num­ber of call cen­tres, in­clud­ing the Mon­tague op­er­a­tion for Vir­gin Mo­bile.

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