Acadie-Bathurst MP announces 58 new jobs for Service Canada operations in Bathurst

Acadie-Bathurst's MP says the Chaleur region will play an important role in ensuring Canadians receive Employment Insurance and other social benefits and services as quickly as possible.

Serge Cormier announced 58 new full-time permanent jobs to support Service Canada operations at the Nicholas Denys Building in Bathurst.

Along with helping to improve access to the information and support Canadians need to receive their benefits,  Cormier says the new jobs are expected to pump approximately $3 million into the local economy.

Ottawa has earmarked $2.7 billion in its 2016 budget for improvements to EI over the next two years.