Phoenix finds workers, grants through YMCA-YWCA program

Phoenix_Logo90X115.jpgOTTAWA – Phoenix Technical Support leverages the YMCA-YWCA Job Connect Program to provide employment opportunities for laid-off tech workers and people with disabilities. The move also allows the IT solutions company to access grant money from Job Connect, a provincially-funded program established to help bring Ottawa-area businesses and job seekers together. “Phoenix Technical Support’s hiring program is greatly enhanced with the grants available through the YMCA-YWCA, allowing us to provide insurance like dental, as well as cell phones and computers for people who need them,” says David Long, Phoenix’s founder. “The grants also support new hires while they get acclimatized and become productive in their new positions.” Founded by a group of former Dell employees, Phoenix was so-named to suggest its rising from the ashes of the giant computer maker’s Ottawa demise last summer, when Dell shuttered its call center in Kanata and laid off 1,100 workers.

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