The federal government is starting to hire public servants for the new payroll centre opening in Miramichi, N.B.
This month, almost 150 jobs have opened up with many more to come over the next three years.
"The establishment of a state of the art centre of excellence will commence immediately with a recruitment of 146 jobs in 2011, a further 190 jobs in 2012 and the balance of 207 positions in 2014," said Miramichi Mayor Gerry Cormier.
New hires will undergo a training program that will last about a year, said Cormier.
The centre will process payroll for 300,000 public servants in 110 government departments.