MONCTON (GNB) – Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), a company specializing in corporate travel, expense and data management services, will establish a new training facility in Moncton and create up to 50 travel consultant positions within the next two years.

Premier David Alward made the announcement today with HRG North America president Greg Treasure.

“The strength of New Brunswick's skilled workforce is the foundation of our government's plan to create jobs,” said Alward. “Our people are our greatest resource and we are very pleased to welcome HRG here to grow their business and add jobs in our communities.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Invest NB is providing a payroll rebate of up to $200,000 in support of up to 50 new full-time positions. The investment will contribute $1.8 million annually to the province’s gross domestic product once all the positions have been filled.
 
“I am delighted that Invest NB was able to assist us in setting up this new office in New Brunswick,” said Treasure. “Actively seeking new hires to our business is fundamental to both our strategy and our success. Our 50 new recruits in New Brunswick will be joining a successful global business, each  delivering the first-class service we are famous for to our clients as they provide the very best corporate travel counsel.”

Officials with Invest NB are also working closely with New Brunswick Community College and Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick campuses as well as Oulton College to develop partnerships with HRG that could lead to more student seats in the respective travel and tourism programs of all three organizations.

Hogg Robinson Group was founded in 1845 and by 1990 corporate travel had become its core business. The HRG network extends to more than 120 countries and a workforce of 12,000, which includes partnerships with other companies. HRG was recently awarded a seven-year, $211-million contract by the federal government to manage its commercially available civilian travel requirements.

Invest NB is a Crown corporation focused on strategically developing foreign direct investment opportunities and encouraging job creation in New Brunswick. Guided by a private-sector board of directors, its programs are designed to support and promote investment by attracting new industries and supporting the expansion of existing industries within its core sectors.