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Career Fair to Help Attract New LA-Based Company to City

Event date: Monday, January 25, 2016, at 2:32 PM

January 18, 2016 – A career fair hosted by VXI Global Solutions, LLC to gauge available workforce in Thunder Bay will take place on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, at the contact centre facility located in Victoriaville Mall.

The City of Thunder Bay’s Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and Realty Services Division have been working as a team to attract a new contact centre to the community.   VXI responded to the opportunity, and the Thunder Bay team in partnership with local employment services agencies, is working with the company to help organize the Career Fair.

“This event is an important step in satisfying this global company’s needs and to help them choose Thunder Bay,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “We take seriously all opportunities to showcase our workforce and put a spotlight on Thunder Bay. Strong interest from contact centre professionals is important if VXI is to commit to bringing the jobs to our City, which will have a tremendous impact on the local economy.”

VXI established in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, employs over 21,000 people around the world including locations in the U.S., Central America, Europe, China and the Philippines, and services many Fortune 500 companies in the Telecom, Satellite and Financial sectors. VXI is seeking to expand in North American and open its first site in Canada.

The company is seeking professionals with experience in customer support and sales to fill the potential customer service, administrative and management positions. Based on receiving an appropriate level of interest from local job seekers, VXI would bring 300 new positions to Thunder Bay.

“We are very excited to meet the talent that Thunder Bay has to offer,” said Stacey Matthew, Managing Director Talent Acquisition, for VXI. “We are a values-driven organization and are seeking to find the most qualified and energetic applicants that the area has to offer. Thunder Bay is being considered because of its good location and the workforce’s solid reputation.”

“We are excited about the possibility of growing in Canada,” said David Zhou, Chief Operating Officer - VXI. “This expansion will allow us to diversify our client offerings while providing wonderful career opportunities to many in the Thunder Bay community.”

Individuals are encouraged to attend the upcoming Career Fair to learn more, meet company representatives and show support for this potential employment opportunity in Thunder Bay. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend:

VXI Global Solutions’ Career Fair
Friday, Jan. 29, 12 - 7 pm & Saturday, Jan. 30, 9 am - 12 pm
Victoriaville Mall, Entrance at Archibald St. & Donald St.
*Presentations will take place every hour, on the hour

Job-seekers are asked to bring a copy of their resume. Each person who drops off a resume at the Career Fair, will have a chance to win an iPad Mini 4. Resumes will also be accepted online, but not entered into the draw. Submit your resume by emailing thunderbay@vxi.com

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Contacts:     Richard Pohler, Senior Development Officer, Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), (807) 625-3967 or rpohler@thunderbay.ca

                     Stacey Matthew, Managing Director Talent Acquisition, VXI Global Solutions, LLC,
                     (213) 639-6825, www.vxi.com