November 14, 2017, MONCTON (GNB) – Club Auto, a customer experience management company within the automotive sector, has opened a business services centre in Moncton and will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with support from the provincial government.
“Economic growth remains a top priority for New Brunswickers and a top priority for their government,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “There is no doubt that Club Auto wants to grow in New Brunswick, in large part because New Brunswickers provide a strong workforce. These jobs will help us continue the economic growth we have started together.”
Club Auto was formed 25 years ago to provide customer experience management for many brands in the automotive industry. It has 3.4 million vehicles under its management and 700,000 customer interactions annually.
Thirty-five employees are now working in the Moncton office, which opened its doors in October. The company intends to expand its workforce to 75 employees by early 2018.
“We looked at several regions across Canada, but once we met with Opportunities NB it became clear that New Brunswick was the right choice for our company,” said Sean Grasby, Club Auto’s chief executive officer. “Opportunities NB was prepared to assist us in finding the right location and the right talent. The Moncton office will exclusively support some of our global clients and will be critical for our continued organizational growth.”
The creation of up to 150 new full-time positions is expected to generate an estimated $2.41 million in provincial taxes over four years and contribute $21 million toward the province’s GDP over that same period.
To support the creation of these new jobs, Club Auto is eligible for up to $830,000 in support from Opportunities NB, which is a Crown corporation that seeks to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province.
The funding comes in the form of payroll rebates, which are performance based and only disbursed to a company once it has created and maintained the jobs for one year and provided proof of salary levels and employment.
From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Club Auto CEO Sean Grasby; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold.
Eric Lewis, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-866-6938.
Dan Turner, chief operating officer, Club Auto, 416-659-5096.