Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in October 2019.
Quebec IT Services giant CGI has announced a major expansion of its Chicoutimi offices. Over the next three years, 100 new employees will be added to the 700 already in place. The CGI Center of Excellence in Saguenay is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
Bridor Industrial Bakery will invest $ 90 million to expand and modernize its Boucherville plant. Bridor will be able to substantially increase its production, and intends to create a hundred new jobs to support this growth.
The Quebec company Chrono Aviation officially inaugurated the construction of its next airport hangar in October at the Montréal Saint-Hubert airport. This 60,000 square foot hangar will house two Boeing 737-800s. To operate it, 40 new jobs will be created in 2020.
The first Hart Furniture store in Canada is located at the Fleur de Lys mall in Quebec City. Opened in October, the 42,000-square-foot store can count on twenty new employees.
Retail trade in Canada is still losing feathers. In late September, the bankruptcy of retailer Forever 21, specializing in teen fashion, will result in the closure of its 44 stores across the country. Approximately 2,000 employees will lose their jobs.
Weakened by serious funding problems, Nemaska Lithium, a developing lithium-based chemical company, is slowing down and downsizing: 64 employees will be laid off.
In October, Cintas Corporation announced the upcoming closure of its uniform processing plant in Granby. As of January 2020, around 100 employees will be unemployed.
Sources told TVA Nouvelles that Lowe’s-RONA, a hardware dealer, plans to transfer part of its Boucherville headquarters to Bangalore, India. IT employees would be affected: 200 positions in Quebec would be relocated.
The announcement was made a year ago, but it is now official: the paint factory Sico de Beauport closed its doors at the end of September, ending the company’s 80-year history in Quebec. 70 people lost their jobs.