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Videotron will create 500 jobs in Quebec by end of 2009

Montréal, Feb. 11, 2009 – Videotron is pursuing its program to create more than 500 full-time positions in 2009.  More than 330 full-time jobs are currently available on the Videotron website* in every area from engineering and information technology through to customer service, technical support, finance, marketing, construction, network maintenance and human resources.

Hundreds of new jobs from now to end of 2010
The construction of the company's new wireless network – an investment of $800 million to $1 billion – will create several hundred new jobs at Videotron over the next two years.  Mainly in the engineering and IT areas, these positions will be in addition to hundreds of openings for other corporate projects and the jobs created by companies that will work on construction of the network.

"In this period of economic uncertainty, Videotron is glad it can make positive contributions to the Quebec economy by creating a significant number of jobs and solid career opportunities," said Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Since Videotron enhanced its focus on customers in 2003, we have virtually doubled our team to more than 4,200 individuals today."

Quality positions
Videotron has invested more than half a million dollars in the past year for training and development in a wide range of areas including customer service, technical support and management skills.  The company also offers many opportunities for promotion and encourages employees who want to advance their careers at Videotron.  Compensation includes attractive salaries as well as bonuses, a retirement plan and insurance benefits.

Desired profiles
The company is seeking candidates with specialized training such as telecommunications engineers and IP network and programming analysts, as well as candidates with more generalized backgrounds for positions including customer service representative, technician or kiosk sales agent.  As part of its recruiting program Videotron has also developed partnerships with specialized schools and universities to offer internships and bursaries to interest students in the many telecommunications industry opportunities.

"Videotron adapts to the needs of employees and sets up programs based on today's realities and needs for greater flexibility such as compressed work weeks and telework," said Mr. Dépatie.

*Submitting applications
All positions are listed on the Videotron.com and Jobboom websites.  Candidates can apply on line at  where they will complete a questionnaire and submit résumés.

Videotron Ltd. (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and wireless telephone service. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2008, Videotron was serving 1,691,500 cable television customers in Québec, including 876,700 illico Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,031,400 subscribers to its cable modem service as of September 30, 2008. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 58,600 lines on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to approximately 797,900 Québec households and organizations. 


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