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YA, an Iconic Marketing Promotions Company, Nearly Tripling Workforce in Chatham-Kent    

ya logo and website and the text "we're hiring"

Company Plans to Hire Approximately 225 Call Center Associates and Managers

Move Signals Enhanced Focus on Canadian Market

Job Fair to be Held May 16th

YA Poster describing the Job Fairs

Chatham-Kent, Ontario, May 8, 2017 – YA, the industry market leader in delivering high-impact omni-channel marketing promotions for the nation’s most respected brands, today announced it is nearly tripling the size of its employee base in Chatham-Kent and plans on hiring approximately 225 call center associates and managers. The company is also doubling the size of its state-of-the-art office space, which was newly renovated when the YA moved locations in late 2016.

“For years, our Chatham-Kent office has been a critical location for our business, housing our highly professional contact center team,” said YA President and CEO Chris Behrens. “We realize the quality of talent in Chatham-Kent and the surrounding area and we’re confident we will effectively expand our business to meet our clients’ customer support needs. Further, we plan to leverage our Chatham-Kent operation to scale and enable our business in the Canadian market.”

YA currently employs nearly 125 people in Chatham-Kent, and is planning on expand to a total of 350 employees by the end of June.  The workforce growth focuses on the addition of contact center agents and supervisors in support of inbound and outbound customer support. Wages and benefits are highly competitive.

“YA has long been a key economic partner for this area,” said Geoffrey Wright, Business Development Specialist at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services. “The addition of so many high-caliber jobs signals YA’s commitment to the region and the confidence it has in the capabilities of the employees it plans to hire.”

About the Job Fair
Job fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 16 at YA facilities, 730 Richmond Street, Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Additional information about YA careers can be found at

About YA

For 45 years, YA has been a leader in promotional marketing services. We deliver high-impact, data-driven, digital, social and mobile promotions, such as rebates and rewards, enter to win, referral and loyalty programs, to the nation’s most respected brands. With deep expertise across multiple industries, our end-to-end management of 3,500+ promotions each year creates tens of millions of consumer interactions annually. We then analyze these interactions to understand the drivers of consumer behaviour.  This makes us experts at turning even first-time customers into loyal brand advocates who take action, buy more and spread the word. For more information, visit:


For more information regarding YA:
Contact: Tracy Kurschner
Kurschner Communications


For more information regarding doing business in Chatham-Kent:
Contact: Geoffrey Wright
Economic Development Officer - Business Development
unicipality of Chatham-Kent
Office: +1-519-351-7700 Ext. 2033   Mobile: +1-519-355-7276

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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