ADP Canada Accelerates Growth in Nova Scotia

    Increases Hiring Target to 270 New Employees in Halifax by 2009

    HALIFAX, NS, April 24 /CNW/ - One year after announcing plans to expand
its Halifax operations, ADP Canada (ADP) announced today that it has employed
twice as many new full-time employees as previously expected this year, and by
2009 will have hired approximately 270 new staff - almost 100 more than
original estimates.
    ADP had planned to hire up to 50 new employees in 2007, but by next month
will have employed 122. Similarly, the company planned to hire up to 175 total
new employees by 2009, but has increased that projection to 270. By 2009, ADP
expects to have 336 full-time employees in Halifax, up almost 40 per cent from
last year's forecast of 241. ADP is Canada's leading provider of outsourced
employer services, such as payroll, human resources and time and labour
    "We are very pleased with the quality of the Nova Scotia workforce, and
the outstanding service they are providing to our customers across Canada,"
said Rod Dobson, President of ADP Canada. "Increasingly, organizations of all
sizes are benefiting from the expertise, value and peace of mind when they
outsource the handling of human resources management to ADP, and as this
demand continues to grow, so too does our presence in Nova Scotia."
    ADP is providing stable, high-income positions servicing clients across
Canada, and the jobs present opportunities both for advancement for current
ADP employees, as well as for the broader workforce in Halifax. The average
minimum starting salary at ADP's Halifax Call Centre is $39,500, including

    ADP's commitment to employee development includes:

      -  All new ADP hires participate in a comprehensive 6 week training

      -  ADP targets 40 hours per year for associate training.

      -  ADP offers up to $5,000 per year in tuition assistance to
         associates who wish to advance their education and develop their
         skills for their current or future position.

      -  All active, full-time permanent associates with more than three
         months of service are eligible for an undergraduate or graduate
         course that are part of a degree or diploma program taken through
         an accredited college or university.

      -  ADP employees are given the opportunity to advance. The typical
         career path is either:

           -  Customer Service Representative to Team Leader to Manager

           -  Customer Service Representative to Product Specialist,
              Implementation Specialist to Manager

    "ADP's ability to double its hiring targets this year is a true testament
to the skill sets they are finding here in Nova Scotia," said Stephen Lund,
President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), which has assisted ADP
with its expansion. "We congratulate ADP and look forward to continuing to
work with them."

    About ADP Canada

    ADP Canada Employer Services (ADP) is the country's leading provider of
integrated business solutions that help its 50,000 clients increase
productivity, ensure regulatory compliance, improve employee retention, and
control costs. ADP's offerings include traditional, Web-based and
comprehensive outsourcing products and services such as payroll, human
resources management, time and labour management, occupational health and
safety, and consulting services. ADP pays one in five Canadians. For more
information about ADP call 1-866-228-9675 or visit

    About NSBI

    Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia's private sector-led business
development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and
helps companies in Nova Scotia meet their growth potential through business
advisory, export development and financial services.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Sheryl Boswell, ADP Canada,
(416) 571-5703,; Sarah Levy, Nova Scotia Business Inc.,
(902) 222-3658,; Don Blair or Josh Cobden, Environics
Communications, (416) 920-9000,,

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