CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) celebrates 35 years of growth in Saguenay and announces a multi-million dollar investment for the expansion and redevelopment of its Saguenay offices , in the presence of Mayor Josée Néron and Promotion Saguenay General Manager Patrick Bérubé. With the growth of its activities, CGI is also announcing the creation of 100 jobs over a three-year horizon, which will add to the existing 700 jobs, thereby contributing to the economic and social vitality of the region.
"At CGI, our professionals are our greatest strength and our greatest asset. We want them to have the best possible working conditions and a stimulating, state-of-the-art environment, "said Michael Godin, Senior Vice President at CGI. We are confident that this investment will help recruit more new talents to our Saguenay teams."
"CGI's expansion in Saguenay consolidates the city's position as a destination of choice for technology companies," said Josée Néron, Mayor of Saguenay. “We value CGI's positive impact on the economic development of the region.”
The president of Promotion Saguenay, Michel Potvin, also greets the presence of CGI in Saguenay over 35 years. "Over the years, CGI has become a flagship global company in information technology and management consulting services, whilst still contributing and playing a very active role in the Saguenay community. This business sector represents a great future and many opportunities for our city, " he said.
Thirty-five years ago, CGI and Alcan entered into a managed IT services agreement that resulted in the opening of CGI's Center of Excellence in Saguenay. In September 1984, CGI had four employees. Today, there are nearly 700 professionals in Saguenay and over 100 clients from here and around the world. From this center, CGI professionals design leading-edge solutions and services, including intelligent automation and software development, to support the digital transformation and growth of our clients.
"CGI is fortunate to have a team of talented professionals whom I would like to thank for their commitment to providing quality services to our clients," said Guylaine Tremblay, CGI vice-president and responsible for CGI’s operations in Saguenay. “We look forward to welcoming new professionals to our teams who, in addition to supporting our client in their digital transformation, will contribute significantly to the community in which we live and work.”
The CGI center in Saguenay is part of a global network of centers of excellence that covers key markets and technologies. Through each of its centers, CGI works closely with an ecosystem of customers and partners to develop leading-edge solutions and services that support the digital transformation, performance, results and growth of our customers. In addition to Saguenay, CGI has six centers of excellence in Québec: Sherbrooke, Québec City, Shawinigan, Montreal, Gatineau and Drummondville, and relies on a network of 7,500 professionals in the province.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 77,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2018 reported revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.
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