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Web.com expanding to New Glasgow


YARMOUTH - Web.com will be opening a new operations centre in New Glasgow this fall. Initially, the company is targeting 100 new jobs in the centre by the end of the year, with the goal of growing to 330 employees over the next three years.

The company provides Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses.

The New Glasgow facility will not impact Yarmouth operations says Alexander (Sandy) Ross, senior vice president for Web.com in Canada. The Yarmouth centre, which employs 300, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in the area next month.

“We have great employees here,” said Ross.

“We’re not moving jobs from Yarmouth to New Glasgow. Not one position will be leaving the Yarmouth office. We’ve assured the province that everyone who is here, unless they ask for a transfer, will stay here."

Ross confirmed that the Yarmouth centre is investigating the possibility of moving from the Hebron Industrial Park to a location in the Town of Yarmouth in the near future.

“We think that if we could move our employees from the current operation and be here in the town it would be a great way to attract and retain more employees. We think it would be good news for the town,” he said.

Web.com is hiring for 12 different types of roles in New Glasgow, including management positions. Recruiting has begun for the new jobs and extensive training will be provided through a funding partnership with the government.

The first training class is scheduled for Sept. 12 at the new centre, located at the Aberdeen Business Centre.

The space was formerly occupied by Convergys, a call centre that closed last summer leaving nearly 200 without a job.

Ross says websites are a rapidly growing business.

“Recently we conducted a test with the Royal Bank of Canada in the Halifax market. Our data and theirs show that less than 50 per cent of Canadian small businesses have an online presence of any sort,” he said.

“A website becomes essentially Internet brick and mortar. Everybody looks everybody up online now. Having a good online presence does a lot to establish your credibility.”

The New Glasgow operation will be the third centre for Web.com in Nova Scotia. A centre in Halifax employs 100.

Web.com has signed a payroll rebate with the province for seven years for New Glasgow centre employees.

Web.com background

Web.com Group, Inc. is a provider of web services catering to small and medium-sized businesses. It is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

New Glasgow Job Fair

Interested parties can bring a resume to a three-day job fair at NSCC Pictou Campus, online at web.com/careers or by calling toll free at 888-792-2105 or 902-749-2792.

Job Fair - NSCC Pictou Campus

39 Acadia Ave., Stellarton, NS

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 8 a.m. -7:30p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 8 a.m. - 7:30p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

 

 

The company provides Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses.

The New Glasgow facility will not impact Yarmouth operations says Alexander (Sandy) Ross, senior vice president for Web.com in Canada. The Yarmouth centre, which employs 300, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in the area next month.

“We have great employees here,” said Ross.

“We’re not moving jobs from Yarmouth to New Glasgow. Not one position will be leaving the Yarmouth office. We’ve assured the province that everyone who is here, unless they ask for a transfer, will stay here."

Ross confirmed that the Yarmouth centre is investigating the possibility of moving from the Hebron Industrial Park to a location in the Town of Yarmouth in the near future.

“We think that if we could move our employees from the current operation and be here in the town it would be a great way to attract and retain more employees. We think it would be good news for the town,” he said.

Web.com is hiring for 12 different types of roles in New Glasgow, including management positions. Recruiting has begun for the new jobs and extensive training will be provided through a funding partnership with the government.

The first training class is scheduled for Sept. 12 at the new centre, located at the Aberdeen Business Centre.

The space was formerly occupied by Convergys, a call centre that closed last summer leaving nearly 200 without a job.

Ross says websites are a rapidly growing business.

“Recently we conducted a test with the Royal Bank of Canada in the Halifax market. Our data and theirs show that less than 50 per cent of Canadian small businesses have an online presence of any sort,” he said.

“A website becomes essentially Internet brick and mortar. Everybody looks everybody up online now. Having a good online presence does a lot to establish your credibility.”

The New Glasgow operation will be the third centre for Web.com in Nova Scotia. A centre in Halifax employs 100.

Web.com has signed a payroll rebate with the province for seven years for New Glasgow centre employees.

Web.com background

Web.com Group, Inc. is a provider of web services catering to small and medium-sized businesses. It is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

New Glasgow Job Fair

Interested parties can bring a resume to a three-day job fair at NSCC Pictou Campus, online at web.com/careers or by calling toll free at 888-792-2105 or 902-749-2792.

Job Fair - NSCC Pictou Campus

39 Acadia Ave., Stellarton, NS

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 8 a.m. -7:30p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 8 a.m. - 7:30p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

 

 

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