Mosaic potash move will add jobs to Regina
A move by the potash company Mosaic into new corporate headquarters in Regina will include adding 60 new jobs to the company.
Mosaic is currently based in the community of Belle Plaine, a village about halfway between Regina and Moose Jaw and the site of one its potash mines.
On Thursday, officials from the company confirmed Mosaic will be a major tenant for a 20-storey office tower to be built in downtown Regina.
The move will involve 60 people from Belle Plaine. As well, another 60 workers will be hired to work in the new headquarters.
The company says the new staff are needed because of the company's plan to increase production at its facilities.
"We have a 50 per cent expansion of those operations," Jim Prokopanko, the president and CEO of Mosaic, said Thursday. "So, we have professional jobs, accounting jobs [and] engineering jobs that will be going along with the expansions and capital works we are doing."
The company hopes to move into the new space by early 2012.
The developer of the officer tower said Thursday that construction could begin as early as next week.