Awarded for career opportunity, professional development, parental
MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell is proud to be recognized as
one of Montréal's top employers for 2013 in the annual awards organized
by Mediacorp Canada.
"We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding workplace for Bell team
members, including the many benefits, training and career opportunities
we offer," said Bernard le Duc, Executive Vice President, Corporate
Services for Bell and BCE. "The job opportunities we create are as
varied as any company in the country, including retail engineering,
customer service, finance, information technology and marketing.
Because technology evolves so quickly in our industry, new
opportunities continue to emerge, creating a dynamic and challenging
work environment for Bell team members."
Editors cited a variety of reasons for recognizing Bell among the top
employers in the city:
Bell's investment in ongoing training and professional development,
including support for professional accreditation and training courses
A leading parental support program that provides top-up payments to new
mothers, fathers and adoptive parents
A wide range of career possibilities at Bell locations across Canada
A share purchase plan that enables all team members to share in the
A head office environment where employees have access to a variety of
amenities including an employee lounge, cafeteria with healthy menus,
and state-of-the-art fitness facility with subsidized membership.
"As a Montréal-based company since our founding almost 133 years ago,
Bell is very proud to be named one of Montréal`s top employers for
2013," said Martine Turcotte, Bell's Vice Chair, Québec. "Bell is
Québec's largest communications company, and we have played a vital
role in the economic and social prosperity of Québec - investing
billions in networks, research, culture, sport and hospitals, led by
the Bell Let's Talk Mental Health Initiative. This award is also a
much-appreciated recognition of the Bell team's contributions here in
Montréal and across Québec."
With more than 17,000 team members in Québec and another 13,000
retirees, Bell also works to reflect its employees' values and
interests in its community investments. That includes more than $20
million in sponsorships every year and substantial investments in
research facilities such as Montréal's Douglas-Bell Brain Bank through
the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative.
About Montréal's Top Employers
Now entering its 8th year, Montréal's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100
Employers, a Mediacorp Canada publication. This special designation
recognizes the Montréal-area employers that lead their industries in
offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated on 8 key
areas: physical workplace; work atmosphere & social; health, financial
& family benefits; vacation & time off; employee communications;
performance management; training & skills development; community
involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their
field to determine which offer the most progressive and
Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12
The Bell Let's Talk Mental Health Initiative is a national charitable
program promoting Canadian mental health through 4 action pillars:
anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices.
On Bell Let's Talk Day this February 12, for every text message sent
and every long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers on
February 12, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share
of our Bell Let's Talk message, Bell will donate 5 cents more to
programs dedicated to mental health (regular long distance and text
charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day raised $3,926,014.20 in
additional funding for mental health initiatives across the country.
Headquartered in Montréal since 1880, Bell offers Bell Mobility
wireless, Bell TV, Bell Internet, Bell Home Phone and Bell Business
Markets services across Canada, and is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX,
NYSE: BCE). Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with
leading assets in television, radio and digital media. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca.
SOURCE: Bell Canada