Scotia Business Journal
June 15, 2007
Minacs Brings Jobs to Strait Area
Minacs is turning its
long-running success in Nova Scotia into a story
Minacs, an international business-process
outsourcing company, plans to create up to 350
jobs in Port Hawkesbury. The province, through
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), has authorized
a payroll rebate for Minacs to a maximum of
$2,684,500 over the next five years.
Rodney MacDonald made the announcement today,
June 15, at an event in Port Hawkesbury.
"Nova Scotia's skilled workforce and strong
communities are the foundation of our success
today and into the future," said Premier
MacDonald. "We're happy to see Minacs'
dedication to Nova Scotia extend to Port
The payroll rebate with Minacs will be invested
as the company reaches its job targets at its
new Port Hawkesbury location.
"Minacs' expansion and the province's investment
will create jobs in rural Nova Scotia, providing
opportunities to keep talented workers in their
home region," said Economic Development Minister
Minacs has been operating in Nova Scotia for
about 10 years. The company has more than 600
employees working at its Halifax location.
"We've experienced Nova Scotia's competitive
advantages first hand and we know Port
Hawkesbury is the right fit for our expansion,"
said Jeff Williams, executive vice-president,
sales and marketing for Minacs. "Nova Scotia's
people, infrastructure and educational system
provide us with a workforce that delivers
world-class service to our clients and we're
very proud to further expand our footprint in
Community partners, such as APM Group
landlord Tim Banks, were instrumental to the
transition process for Minacs. NSBI
worked directly with the community of Port
Hawkesbury to find the right organization to
capitalize on the region's strengths.
"This announcement proves that the business case
for Nova Scotia is solid, and strong,
world-leading companies continue to choose to
locate and grow here," said Stephen Lund,
president and CEO of NSBI.
For an opportunity to meet with the recruitment
team, career seekers, with their resumes, are
invited to the Minacs Career Open House today,
June 15, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or the Minacs Career
Event on Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those who are not able to attend can apply
online by visiting
and referring to the Port Hawkesbury location.
Alternatively, resumes can be dropped off at the
Minacs Recruitment Office on site, which is open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Minacs provides customized business-process
outsourcing solutions focused on three core
areas of capability: contact center solutions,
integrated marketing services, and back office
administration. Minacs combines expertise in
these areas to improve revenue, customer service
and operating margin for clients.
Minacs, an Aditya Birla Group Company, has more
than 11,000 employees at locations in North
America, Europe, and Asia. Minacs has
established successful industry practices with
clients in the automotive, financial services,
telecom and technology verticals.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia's
private-sector-led business development agency.
NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the
province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia
meet growth potential through advisory, export
development and financial services.
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