Amherst call centre move to come Wednesday

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Advantage Communications is expected to announce Wednesday it's moving to the former Co-op store on Lawrence Street.

AMHERST – Advantage Communications is expected to make its move to new quarters official during a press conference in Amherst on Wednesday.

Cumberland North MLA Brian Skabar is expected to announce the customer support centre is moving from Centennial Plaza to the former Co-op building on Lawrence Street.

The announcement is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Renovations have been ongoing at the former store for several weeks and an Advantage Communications sign was recently placed on its façade.

The building has sat empty since Thing5 abruptly closed its Amherst call centre last fall.

Based on Prince Edward Island, Advantage Communications opened a call centre in Centennial Plaza in 2011, helping fill a void created in 2010 when Colorado-based TeleTech Holdings left town throwing 200 people out of work.

Advantage Communications provides customer and technical support for Eastlink.

When it first opened it hired 30 people and as recently as a year ago had expanded to 60 with hopes of growing to 90.

It’s not known how many will work at the new office.

Organizations: Advantage Communications, TeleTech Holdings

Geographic location: Amherst, Centennial Plaza, Lawrence Street Prince Edward Island

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  • no-name
    August 13, 2013 - 19:38

    does this company have a president or vice that could make this announcement instead of someone who is stuggling to keep his seat,must be some gov't money involved to help support the next election and get some votes, oh yes maybe an election call this Saturday