RIM Opens Halifax Tech-support Center

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RIM has opened a new technical support operations center in Halifax yesterday. Premier Rodney MacDonald, federal cabinet minister Peter MacKay and company co-CEO Jim Balsillie attended the ribbon-cutting. The new technical support center is expected to create 1,200 jobs over five years at its Halifax operation. Salaries are expected to be $45,000 to $48,000, plus benefits.

“I love it when a plan comes together and this plan has definitely come together,” said Jim Balsillie, RIM’s co-CEO.

The province is offering $19 million in subsidies, including $14 million in payroll rebates and $5 million for training and recruitment.

Mr. Balsillie said the government programs were included in the decision-making process but did not necessarily clinch the deal.


“You make decisions on an integrated basis with all the factors,” he said.

Mr. Balsillie said Halifax “is a strategic part of where we are going.”

“It is a great location for us with very highly skilled people and very good educational environmental and institutional infrastructure to support what we are doing.”

The province’s strong post-secondary research environment and talented information technology workforce also provide an excellent recruitment base.

“The Halifax technical operations centre will play a key role in RIM’s strategy of delivering world-class support to our rapidly growing list of customers,” he said.

  • Doris Blackmore

    I have read the information on your new contact centre and am interested in learning more about obtaining employment at this site. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction.

    Doris Blackmore

  • Doris Blackmore

    I have read the information on your new contact centre and am interested in learning more about obtaining employment at this site. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction.

    Doris Blackmore

  • Donna Nickell

    Good Afternoon
    I am interested in applying for a poisition in your new offices opening in the Halifax Regional Municipality. I hope you might forward me an email address I could forward my resume to. Thanking you in advance I remain, Donna Nickell
    donnainsackville@yahoo.ca

  • Donna Nickell

    Good Afternoon
    I am interested in applying for a poisition in your new offices opening in the Halifax Regional Municipality. I hope you might forward me an email address I could forward my resume to. Thanking you in advance I remain, Donna Nickell
    donnainsackville@yahoo.ca

  • R. M.

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  • R. M.

    Hi: Just finished an intensive HR program, new trends,migration,immigration,aged demographics and globalization. “We can compete” – Sincerely.

  • Aaron Knox

    Hi,

    For those of us that are interested in submitting an application at the Bedford location, where can we do this. Or would you be so kind to email me the info.

    mailaaron@hotmail.com

  • Aaron Knox

    Hi,

    For those of us that are interested in submitting an application at the Bedford location, where can we do this. Or would you be so kind to email me the info.

    mailaaron@hotmail.com

  • C. Collins

    Good Afternoon,

    Like the others that posted on this board. I am looking for a little guidance on where to apply to Halifax RIM location. A Human Resource e-mail or a phone number would greatly be appreciated.

  • C. Collins

    Good Afternoon,

    Like the others that posted on this board. I am looking for a little guidance on where to apply to Halifax RIM location. A Human Resource e-mail or a phone number would greatly be appreciated.

  • phil nolin

    Hello Halifax, I’m trying to reach Dan Muise, who works or used to work at your Halifax office. If whoever reads this could get him my gmail address he’ll know who I am and it would be greatly appreciated–thanks and hello nfrom Montreal PQ.