That at least the word from CityWest's Chris Armstrong, the Director of Sales and marketing for the City of Prince Rupert owned communication company.
Yesterday, we took note of the surge of seven positions now available and in response to an email enquiry from earlier in the day Thursday, Mr. Armstrong offered up the following.
"The new job opportunities are due to our company’s continuing and future growth"
Additionally, the CityWest official provided some background on the seven positions now available, observing that the HR Manager, Senior Manager Operations, Network Planner and Technical Support reps are all new positions.
While the remaining three openings are said to have become available after someone left the position or may have moved to another part of the organization.
As we have charted over the last year, CityWest has continued on with the recent eastward march, with additional operations introduced further into the Bulkley Valley, as well as most recently into the Vanderhoof area.
In October, CityWest entered into a Joint Venture agreement with Strathcona Regional District, that towards delivery of the Connected Coast project. That initiative is set to deliver fibre optic service to areas of Coastal BC, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island.
The two partners made their first significant announcement towards progress on that project earlier this month, with the awarding of a contract to Baylink Networks which will be the prime contractor for the Connected Coast initiative.
2020 also saw CityWest introduce its new CEO, with Stefan Woloszyn taking the helm in July.
In late December, the company provided some welcome news for their sole shareholder, with a 700,000 distribution payment to the City of Prince Rupert.
You can check to see if any more positions have been added to the plethora of opportunities now available at the company from the CityWest website.
While the City of Prince Rupert is the only shareholder in the communication company, the current City Council membership hasn't had much to say about its operations; nor as it has in the past, offered company officials an opportunity share some background on their efforts with residents of the city through a public City Council session.
It's been a few years since anyone from CityWest has offered up any kind of an update for the community.
Considering the major changes that have taken place at the city owned venture, Council may wish to see if the community has any questions on the company's operations and then send an invitation to company officials to explore the path ahead.
More notes on CityWest can be explored through our archive page.