New Sears Canada center coming to Edmundston

The Mayor of Edmundston says a new Sears  Canada call center set to open this spring is great news for the city.

The center is expected to create an estimated 180 jobs in the community.

Some people have already been hired and training is underway, he said.

Positions will include business services agents, team leads, information technology support, human resources personnel, administrative support and managers, with wages starting at $15 an hour.

The New Brunswick government will contribute about $3.5 million toward the business services centre, which includes some payroll rebates and loans.