On Sept 10-11, President John DiNardo hosted New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant as he toured Nordia’s Moncton and Saint John centres. In Moncton, the premier was accompanied by Minister Cathy Rogers (Social Development), Charles Leger, Moncton City Councillor for Ward 2, as well as other elected officials and guests. In Saint John, the premier was accompanied by Minister Rick Doucet (Economic Development and responsible for Opportunities New Brunswick), Minister Ed Doherty (Government Services), Mel Norton, mayor of Saint John, as well as other elected officials and guests. The news media was also present at both events.
The premier congratulated Nordia for its people-oriented approach and world-class facilities. Both centres are bright, spacious and modern with exceptional amenities such as employee lounges with pool tables, foosball and other leisure, gyms, showers and well-equipped cafeterias. Since arriving in New Brunswick one year ago, Nordia has invested $5.1M in expanding and upgrading its facilities as part of its strategy to attract and retain the best talent in the market. In the words of John DiNardo, “Our formula is simple: offer industry-best compensation, great career opportunities and an exceptional work environment.”
The premier took the time to speak with numerous employees at each location and remarked on how happy Nordia employees were. He also praised Nordia job creation in the province, which in 2015, with the help of the provincial government, is expected to reach 405 new jobs. “Creating jobs is our priority as a government,” said Premier Gallant. “We are excited to see this major expansion by Nordia, bringing new jobs and investment into our province.”
Nordia is a major player in the customer service sector in New Brunswick, currently employing 950 people at its two centres and generating about $36M per year to the local economy.