BARRIE - Cogeco Data Services is expanding its flagship Barrie centre, adding 20,000 square feet and new jobs to its Welham Road facility.
This expansion, scheduled to be completed early next year, will more than double Cogeco's operational space in Barrie to 32,000 sq. ft. It brings Cogeco's investment in the Barrie facility to about $80 million.
Cogeco employs approximately 20 people in Barrie now, and that will increase by three with the expansion – as one manager and two data centre technicians are added.
"We have essentially the full complement of employees, at this stage. That means we are actually hiring a couple of more in the near term," said Virginia Brailey, Cogeco Data Service's vice-president of marketing. "It's a relatively small compliment."
Additional staff will be added to the facility as required, Cogeco said, and its priority will be to hire locally, where possible. Local contractors are to be used for the expansion construction, as well as site maintenance work upon completion.
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Posted by: Littlewood Properties