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Friday, November 15, 2013

MLA Says Call Centre Industry Is Still Strong

Two call centres may soon be shutting their doors in the city for good, but Saint John Lancaster MLA Dorothy Shephard believes the industry is still going strong in the province.

Shephard tells CHSJ News the sector is still looking for trained employees and the hundreds of people who are losing their jobs will likely be absorbed by other centres...and there are programs they can turn to for help in the meantime.

She says there are all kinds of thing in place within the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training And Labour and she would be looking to the company to offer support and she thinks it will happen.

Shephard says ExxonMobil is a company that started out with 40 employees and built up to over a thousand, so they have some strength.