Xerox looks to the future

Lynne Wells
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NSBI working with Xerox on $4.4 million payroll rebate offer

Staff at Xerox’s call centre in the City of Lakes area of Burnside.

Xerox Canada Ltd. says it has no immediate plans to increase the size of its workforce at its Burnside Park location, but the company seems to be taking steps now in anticipation of future growth. The Nova Scotia government believes Xerox plans to add to its business-to-business inside sales workforce as Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) recently announced its working with Xerox via a $4.4 million payroll rebate offer.

The five-year, performance-based rebate only works after job growth occurs, but NSBI states Xerox plans to hire employees with post-secondary educations or sales experience to support future client contracts. For every dollar Xerox spends in salaries in Nova Scotia on new employees, NSBI rebates five to 10 cents.

Xerox Canada opened its sales centre in the Burnside Park in 2001 and now employs approximately 200 people. The company is located at 237 Brownlow Avenue, Suite 100. Company officials have stated there are no immediate plans to hire anyone. As it seems pointless to partner with NSBI in the payroll rebate program without plans for future workforce growth, its safe to assume Xerox wants contracts firmly in hand before adding to its staff complement. Company officials would not confirm or deny the assumption.

Organizations: Xerox Canada, Nova Scotia Business

Geographic location: Burnside Park, Nova Scotia, 237 Brownlow Avenue

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