Even with the CRTC foreign ownership hearings coming up this week, WIND Mobile continues to plow ahead with their plans to become a new wireless player in Canada.
They announced their new brand about 6 weeks ago and at that time declared to hire 300 customer service positions immediately and a whopping 2,000 within 12 months. We first saw an ad in the paper about WIND hiring shortly after. The tag line stated: “Hey people. We’re hiring people who treat people like people.”
Today they have announced that the City of Peterborough will be the location for their call centre. The location will be at 364 Water Street and employ 40 and ramp up to 200 over the next year. It’s good to know that a Canadian wireless company will have their call centre in Canada. Mayor Paul Ayotte stated “We are proud to welcome WIND Mobile to the City of Peterborough. Given the current economic climate, the announcement of the creation of these new jobs in Peterborough is very welcome news.”
“As a new wireless company that is in the process of preparing for launch, I am thrilled that WIND Mobile has chosen our community and our people to help them build their business,” said Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough.