Only a few weeks in, and 2020 is proving to be exciting for us here at Q4. On January 7th, we announced our strategic alliance with S&P Global Market Intelligence to transition their IR web hosting business over to Q4 Studio. This alliance better positions both companies to concentrate on core competencies, ensuring existing and future clients have access to industry-leading tools, data, and services. Additionally, this alliance puts Q4 at 2,200 customers across North America and Europe, including Twitter, Visa, and Wix, and positions us at the leader in the IR website business.
And today, we’re excited to announce our expansion to Hamilton, ON to accommodate our rapid growth and leverage the area’s diverse high-technology talent pool, creating 140 new jobs in the city. In addition to Q4’s corporate headquarters in Toronto, the new office space doubles the office footprint and supports Q4’s growth strategy.
“The decision to expand our presence into Hamilton was a logical step in our business growth strategy,” said Darrell Heaps, CEO, Q4. “The area is rich with diverse talent from well-known colleges and universities. We have the opportunity to further expand talent resourcing, as well as increase our ability to better service current and future clients, globally.”
Tapping into Hamilton’s growing tech scene
Attracted by Hamilton’s talent pool, affordability, and quality of life for employees, Q4 plans to hire nearly 60 employees over the next three months, filling a wide range of positions including web developers, quality assurance specialists, implementation managers, and data entry coordinators.
By opening an office within the Hamilton region, we are better positioned to attract individuals who are not interested in commuting to Toronto but are eager to contribute to a rapidly growing technology company. Ranked as one of Canada’s top employers by Canada’s Great Place to Work awards, Q4’s new office in downtown Hamilton will be a testament to their commitment to employee satisfaction and growth.
“We’ve been watching Hamilton’s tech growth closely, and we believe it’s well on its way to becoming one of the largest tech hubs in Ontario. Our goal is to become the leading tech employer in this city,” says Darrell Heaps, CEO of Q4. “Hamilton offers all the right elements for our employees. It’s affordable, has fantastic restaurants, vibrant nightlife, an arts scene, and offers active green space nearby. It’s also within close proximity to our headquarters in Toronto, providing easy knowledge-sharing across both offices.”
Today, the Hamilton office is home to 15 employees. But, within the next 2-3 months, we plan on hiring over 60 new employees, and will eventually grow that number to approximately 140 employees. Hamilton has a pool of very strong tech talent that continues to grow, with its tech sector increasing to nearly 53% in the last five years. By opening an office within the Hamilton region, we are better positioned to attract individuals who are not interested in commuting or re-locating to Toronto but are eager to contribute to a rapidly growing technology company.
To learn more about our continued growth, and how we help our customers achieve impressive IR results, please read our blog Innovation in Investor Relations: Empowering Our Customers to Get the Job Done.
If you’re interested in being a part of our growth in Hamilton, check out our careers page for a list of available positions or come visit us on February 5, 2020, at our career fair where we’ll be looking for both professional hires and recent graduates. The career fair will be held from 5-7 pm at 12 James St. North on the second floor.