Fredericton software company to hire 50 new employees

A Fredericton-based software company plans to double its workforce over the next four years with the help of provincial payroll rebates.

Premier Brian Gallant announced Wednesday that Quick Service Software is expanding and creating 50 new full-time positions.

"Our province has a robust information communications technology sector and a robust business services sector that are providing good jobs to New Brunswickers," he told a room full of employees and dignitaries at the company's Prospect Street office.

Gallant said the province, through Opportunities NB, will provide up to $400,000 in payroll rebates to the company, which currently employs 50 people.

During the four-year period, Gallant said the new jobs will add an estimated $11 million to the provincial GDP and generate about $500,000 in provincial income tax.

"You can see that not only are we ensuring that there are more jobs in the region, we're also ensuring that we have more economic activity," he said.

Founded in 2000, the company works with the quick-service food industry to offer a multilingual software platform that provides financial, food cost and labour management tools.

The company's Clearview solutions are used by more than 8,500 restaurants worldwide, including Tim Hortons, A&W, Wendy's, Burger King, Dairy Queen and McDonald's.

Dave Jones, company president and CEO, said the company is proud to grow in the province of New Brunswick.

"New Brunswick, and specifically Fredericton, continue to foster an environment that brings some of the best people to a great community," he said.

"With the support of the provincial program [Opportunities NB], we've been able to grow the team by creating a workspace that fosters innovation and collaboration. With the support of the program, we will aggressively move our team and grow moving forward."

Quick Service Software sold 51 per cent of the company to AVC Network North America of Japan, a division of Panasonic, in Sept. 2015 to extend its reach into global markets.