May 13, 2015, MONCTON (GNB) – A nationally known company is once again expanding its operations in Moncton, creating up to 70 new jobs in the insurance sector.
“The expansion of The Co-operators General Insurance Company brings new jobs to the Moncton region,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “This expansion will provide employment to local industry graduates, while also boosting the provincial economy and supporting families.”
Opportunities NB is providing the company with a payroll rebate of up to $490,000. The new jobs will be created over the next two years.
The investment is expected to increase the provincial GDP by approximately $17 million annually at full ramp-up.
“We’re very proud of the work our staff does here in Moncton to support our operations across Canada,” said Pierre Maurice, manager of the Moncton Agency Contact Centre for The Co-operators. “The quality of our people is unmatched, and we are thrilled to be in a position to significantly grow our operations and create new jobs in our community.”
“Our government’s job creation model is focused on building a skilled workforce for a stronger economy and a stronger province,” said Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers, who spoke on behalf of the Minister responsible for Opportunities NB, Rick Doucet. “Employees working in the insurance industry require special certification to deal with their clients. These new jobs continue to come to Moncton on account of our province’s skilled, bilingual workforce.”
The Co-operators General Insurance Company is a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance and financial services organization. The organization has 688 retail outlets and employs some 4,300 staff serving over one million clients across the country.
The company provides various types of insurance to individuals and businesses including home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance as well as investment products.
The Co-operators currently has 64 staff employed at the Moncton customer service centre.
From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc; Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Premier Brian Gallant; Caroline Boudreau, assistant operations manager, the Co-operators; and Pierre Maurice, manager of the agency contact centre, the Co-operators.
Elaine Bell, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-453-8607.
Pierre Maurice or Caroline Boudreau, The Cooperators, 905-507-5821 or 506-777-0400.