Kentville jobs are safe
Nova Scotia call centre not impacted by P.E.I closure
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.