ATLANTIC JOB GROWTH CONTINUES AT CGI WITH ADDITION OF SAP TEAM
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:GIB), one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world, continues to increase the size and skills diversity of its Atlantic-based workforce with the addition of a Halifax-based SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) consulting practice. This team serves local clients in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and global companies through its Atlantic Global Delivery Center (AGDC).
"CGI's Halifax SAP practice joins more than 500 dedicated practitioners in CGI's company-wide SAP Centre of Expertise," said Cecil Smith, Senior Vice-President of CGI's Atlantic Canada business unit. "We plan to continue recruiting Halifax-based consultants to meet increasing client demand."
CGI has one of the largest SAP ERP solutions teams in Canada and serves clients such as the Province of Nova Scotia, Innovapost/Purolator, Bell Canada, as well as Cirque du Soleil®.
"CGI's investment in building and broadening this skill set in the local IT community is positive for both Nova Scotians who want to advance their careers at home and for businesses who will now have more access to strong SAP professionals," declared Stephen Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Business Inc.
CGI opened its first office in Atlantic Canada in 1991 providing systems integration and IT consulting services to commercial and public sector clients. The company has since grown to employ almost 700 employees in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and has added business process services and software application management to its services mix.
Much of the growth can be attributed to the September 2004 launch of CGI's Atlantic Global Delivery Center. With the primary center based in Halifax and the first satellite location in Charlottetown, PEI - the AGDC provides application development, maintenance and outsourcing services to clients from the US, Europe and other regions in Canada.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run rate stands at $3.6 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at December 31st, 2006, CGI's order backlog was $12.6 billion (US$10.9 billion). CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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