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Videotron will create 500 jobs in Quebec


February 20, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

mt_ignoreVideotron is pursuing its program to create more than 500 full-time positions in 2009. More than 330 full-time jobs are currently available on the Videotron website in every area from engineering and information technology through to customer service, technical support, finance, marketing, construction, network maintenance and human resources.

The
construction of the company’s new wireless network—an investment of
$800 million to $1 billion—will create several hundred new jobs at
Videotron over the next two years. Mainly in the engineering and IT
areas, these positions will be in addition to hundreds of openings for
other corporate projects and the jobs created by companies that will
work on construction of the network.




“In this
period of economic uncertainty, Videotron is glad it can make positive
contributions to the Quebec economy by creating a significant number of
jobs and solid career opportunities,” said Robert Dépatie, president
and CEO. “Since Videotron enhanced its focus on customers in 2003, we
have virtually doubled our team to more than 4200 individuals.”




Videotron
has invested more than half a million dollars in the past year for
training and development in a range of areas including customer
service, technical support and management skills. The company says it
also offers many opportunities for promotion and encourages employees
who want to advance their careers at Videotron. “Compensation includes
attractive salaries as well as bonuses, a retirement plan and insurance
benefits,” says the company.




The
company is seeking candidates with specialized training, such as
telecom engineers and IP network and programming analysts, as well as
candidates with more generalized backgrounds for positions including
customer service representative, technician or kiosk sales agent. As
part of its recruiting program, Videotron has also developed
partnerships with specialized schools and universities to offer
internships and bursaries to interest students in the many telecom
industry opportunities.




“Videotron
adapts to the needs of employees and sets up programs based on today’s
realities and needs for greater flexibility such as compressed work
weeks and telework,” said Mr. Dépatie.




CLICK HERE to visit Videotron’s career section.