Toronto backtracks on return-to-office plans for city employees as Omicron spreads to other municipalities
Toronto, Canada–October 18, 2013: Omicron, a financial services firm and one of Canada’s largest payroll service providers, today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with the province of Ontario to offer their services to the public sector in the province of Ontario. The province of Ontario will be the only province that will be a market partner with the company. The launch of the service is a component of the Government of Ontario’s announcement to make the business of government more competitive, by investing in technology and making it easier for employees to find, apply, and maintain good jobs.
“We are particularly excited about this program,” said Mike Wojcik, President and CEO of Omicron. “We are pleased to be working with the Government of Ontario to expand access to employment in the province when it comes to payroll services, and to make it easier for new employees to secure good jobs.”
The Government of Ontario has committed to an investment of $100 million in Omicron’s business, including the development of one of the world’s largest payroll data networks, providing employers with access to payroll data in a way never seen before. The Government of Ontario has also pledged $9.5 million in match funding.
“We are very pleased to be working with Omicron,” said Minister of Government and Economic Development and Minister of Housing, Workforce Development, and Labour Patty Hajdu. “The Government of Ontario has made it clear that it is committed to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for people living in the province. A better, more competitive workforce and an increased focus on attracting and retaining top talent are cornerstones of our new strategy.”
The Government of Ontario is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Labourforce Development has entered into an exclusive global services agreement with Omicron Canada Inc. The objective of the agreement is for Ontario Government employees to have access to the best payroll services available, including EFT, EAM, ESI and a range of other financial and human resources management services without having to incur any cost, to