“New Brunswick’s multi-year economic growth plan focuses our efforts on creating job opportunities across the province in a variety of sectors, including the information technology sector,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “This economic opportunity is further evidence that our economic growth plan is working and that New Brunswickers offer a strong workforce which allows business to compete on an international scale.”
The company is a provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. It will be adding information and communication technology jobs to the Saint John site, including project managers and co-ordinators; systems, quality assurance and business analysts; instructional designers and solutions architects. In addition, some support positions will be hired in fields such as human resources, finance administration, account management and recruitment.
“We are excited to continue the expansion of the CGS workforce in Saint John,” said company president and CEO Phil Friedman. “With the availability of highly-skilled professionals in the Saint John area, we are able to further provide best-in-class services to current and future clients globally. We are confident our new investment in Saint John will serve to help strengthen our reputation in the businesses we serve.”
Opportunities NB estimates that creating these new jobs would contribute $15.2 million in GDP for the province over four years, and generate $869,000 in provincial income taxes over the same period.
To support the creation of these jobs, the company is eligible for an investment of up to $750,000 from Opportunities NB, which is a Crown corporation that works to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across New Brunswick.
The investment will be in the form of payroll rebates, which are performance based and only given to a company once it has met criteria set out in its agreement with Opportunities NB. It will receive a payroll rebate annually, based on the percentage of the salary of every job filled that meets the conditions outlined in the agreement.
Computer Generated Solutions Canada Ltd. was established in 2001 in Saint John.