A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND LAYOFFS – SEPTEMBER 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during September 2018.

HIRINGS

The well-known Canada Goose clothing brand will open a third manufacturing facility in Winnipeg – the largest of Canada Goose’s seven plants in the country. The company intends to create no less than 700 new jobs over the next three years.
 
The Canadian biotech company Medicago has launched a plant in Quebec City to produce commercial vaccines. The plant, which will take office in 2021, will create and maintain 400 highly specialized jobs in the region.
 
In Québec City, the TAQ Group – a social economy enterprise whose mission is to promote the “socio-professional integration of people with disabilities” – has announced a $ 14 million project that will enable it to acquire a new head office and a collective cafeteria. The project will create 225 new jobs, including 150 for people with disabilities.

The construction of a 155-room hotel on the Whitecap Indian Reserve in Saskatchewan will provide the community with 150 new direct jobs (full-time and part-time) and probably many other indirect jobs as a result of expected economic spin-offs. times the hotel open.

The Californian medical company Varian invests in Quebec. The opening of a research center in Montreal will create 60 jobs. With 7,000 employees, the multinational specializes in cancer treatment solutions.

LAYOFFS

The loss of a contract with Air Canada forces the Swiss company Gate Gourmet – specializing in the preparation of meals for airlines – to dismiss “between 250 and 270” employees in Dorval.

Capcom Vancouver, a video game studio best known for its title Dead Rising, will cease its activities. The company, which had already cut 30% of its workforce in early 2018, will thank 158 employees.

Due to the loss of a contract with its largest customer, Videotron, HS Telecom must close the door. The company, which offers construction and maintenance services for telecommunications networks, will close on January 31. Approximately 140 employees will lose their jobs.

Invoking a conflict with its employees, Agropur made the decision to close its plant in Saint-Damase in April 2019. About 110 people will lose their jobs. The production of this Montérégie cheese dairy will be transferred to Saint-Hyacinthe.

By deciding to entrust some activities to subcontractors, retailer Brault and Martineau will abolish a hundred customer service positions – jobs mostly occupied by women.

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