Webhelp officially inaugurates Braga’s new site
Webhelp has opened its new site in the city of Braga on September 24th. The event was attended by the Mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, and the President of InvestBraga, Carlos Oliveira, as well as Vincent Bernard, CEO of Webhelp SAS. The operation of the French company in this Portuguese city started five months ago, with 80 employees. Now that number has grown to 150.
The goals for the company are clear. "Let's emphasize our effective hiring policy. To date, 40% of our employees are effective, our goal is to exceed the 50% bar by the end of the year", explained Benoist Voidie, Director of Webhelp Braga. On the other hand, several actions are still outlined in order to support the local community, such as helping associations: "Today we support ADOLESCERE that is dedicated to families with difficulties, but we want to go further! ".
These are just some of the social responsibility projects that the company will develop next year.
The mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, couldn't be more pleased with the installation of the multinational in the city: "The installation of Webhelp in Braga is very important for the city, since it creates jobs and contributes, in this way, for its economic growth. The arrival of the company is another proof of how Braga is a city of excellence, with multiple capacities and attractive factors to capture the interest of companies.
Carlos Oliveira, President of InvestBraga, pointed that Webhelp had chosen the city of Braga to install an operation, stating that "the results achieved by Webhelp in the first five months in Braga, highlighted by the growth in the number of employees, reinforce the status of Braga as a national city of excellence to capture the interest of multinational companies.
In addition to being one of the cities with the best quality of life, Braga has a young population and a culture of innovation. We have talent and skilled workforce and a host of knowledge infrastructures that are essential for companies to be able to develop their projects. "
The opening of the site in Braga - three years after the installation of the multinational in Lisbon - involved an investment of 1.5 million euros and Webhelp was supported by InvestBraga and Braga City Council !