Sunday, January 25, 2009

Advantage PEI... great job news..

Small business is the backbone of our Island business community and this company is certainly proving it... it wasn't long ago these guys started up and were tenants in our building at 265 Brackley Point Rd. and it seemed they were hardly in the building when they were back knocking at our doors looking to take over our own space in the building... since I always live by the motto "everything’s for sale except the wife and the kids" and I certainly don't like to hold people back especially if they are growing.... so I sold them the building and moved out... and it's great to see them continuing to grow and expand... kudos to everyone involved...
Advantage adding 40 new customer service positions
The Guardian
Charlottetown-based Advantage Communications announced Thursday that it will be adding 40 new jobs for customer service positions. Of the 40 new positions, 20 will go into its Charlottetown Call Centre, five in its Souris Centre and the other 15 in its Dieppe, N.B., location. There are positions in technical support as well as new positions in customer care within a new division in the company in Charlottetown, said Kent MacPhee, Advantage Communications president and CEO. MacPhee said he is particularly excited to announce the new customer care positions. “This is pretty much a new area for our company and one with significant growth potential and great employment opportunities for those less technical,” he said. “Our company was recently selected by a prominent Canadian firm to outsource some of their customer care business to Prince Edward Island and we couldn’t be happier.” MacPhee did not name the company’s newest client and expected to announce it at a later date. He was quick to credit the employee base and leadership team at Advantage for this newest contract. “When they came to visit our site in November, their selection committee had been on extensive tour throughout Canada, and said they felt very much at home at our organization,” said MacPhee. “It’s hard to get a better compliment than that. We have a fantastic team at Advantage and I’m so happy that they were so quick to recognize that.” With unemployment rates in P.E.I. creeping up to almost 12 per cent, MacPhee said the new jobs couldn’t have come at a better time. Training for the new positions will begin on February 11 and recruiting is getting underway. There are a host of full-time and part-time English positions, bilingual (English/French) positions as well as Spanish positions and the company is accepting resumes immediately as its office at 265 Brackley Point Rd. or by email at

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