Nova Scotia

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.

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.

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