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


After abolishing 75 positions in its content teams last month, Rogers Communications announced this month the expansion of its customer contact center in Moncton, New Brunswick, creating 215 new jobs. The customer contact center employs customer service advisors, sales consultants and clerical staff.

British company specializing in “machine learning”, Behavox will open in the coming weeks a research and development center in Montreal, which will create 200 quality jobs over the next three years. The company, which operates in the field of artificial intelligence, intends to take advantage of the many technological talents of the city.

Bel Canada, which produces the popular Mini Babybel cheese products, has just received a financial contribution from the governments of Quebec and Canada for the construction of a production plant in Sorel-Tracy. This project will create 170 jobs.
https://www.newswire.ca/fr/news-releases/production-de-fromage-mini-babybelmd-a-sorel-tracy—les-gouvernements-du-quebec-et-du-canada-appuient- a project-Investment Coach-of-87-m-of-bel-canada 688031261.html

The Boisbriand Company Raufoss Auto Parts Canada Inc. is launching a vast training project for its employees that will create 52 jobs and consolidate 112 others. This project, which will help the company remain competitive with major car manufacturers, has received more than $ 780,000 in financial assistance from the Quebec government.
https://www.newswire.ca/fr/news-releases/creation-de-52-emplois-et-consolidation-de-112-postes-dans-la-region-des-laurentides—quebec-alloue- plus-de-780-000 – a-pieces-auto-Raufoss-canada inc-for-training-for-his-hand-duvre-688746021.html

Canada Economic Development’s grants, totaling nearly $ 2.6 million, will create 50 new jobs at 10 Gaspé businesses. These companies will use this financial support to increase their production capacity, acquire new equipment or to support their start-up.
https://www.newswire.ca/fr/news-releases/douze-projets-permettront-de-creer-plus-de-50-emplois-dans-dix-entreprises-en-pleine-expansion-de-gaspe- 688034061.html


The end of a ferry construction contract for the Société des traversiers du Québec led to the layoff of 157 employees at the Davie Shipyard in Lévis earlier this month. In just under a year, nearly 1,000 Davie workers were fired.

Citing US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, Tenaris, a steel pipe manufacturer, announced the layoff of 40 employees at its Sault Ste. Marie plant (Ontario).

Media company Vice Canada must divest about 20 employees, according to Media in Canada. These job cuts would be a direct result of the termination of the partnership agreement with Rogers Media.

The employees of the daily Le Soleil, owned by Groupe Capitales Médias, were informed that a restructuring plan would result in 25 job cuts, including 14 in the newsroom. The Quebec City daily had already suffered major staff cuts in 2014.

This is definitely another difficult month for the media industry. Postmedia, which owns the daily The Gazette and The National Post, has announced the closure of six newspapers in Alberta, Ontario, while four more will not be printed and will only have an online version. The company also decided to reduce its payroll by 10%, without specifying the number of positions that would be abolished.

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