Port Hawkesbury call centre to reopen
A shuttered call centre in Port Hawkesbury says it needs 200 workers so it can reopen later this summer.
Aditya Birla Minacs announced Tuesday that it has landed a five-year contract with a Canadian bank.
Blake Willardsen, a company spokesman, said Minacs hopes to hear from former employees in time for the Aug. 8 launch.
"We certainly want to bring back as many of those past employees that have worked for us and done obviously a tremendous job for us in the past," he said.
Minacs set up in Port Hawkesbury — a town of about 4,000 — in 2007, taking over a call centre that was abandoned by EDS.
Last year, the company laid off a number of employees after losing a major client. The call centre finally shut down in December.
Minacs expects to hire another 200 workers at its centre in Moncton.