Jonas Software Solutions, or Jonas, is a part of Jonas Software. It is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and its goal is to hire the best talent for companies all across North America. It is a global software company that focuses on mentorship and management through acquisitions and mergers. Born out of Constellation Software Inc., Jonas Software was founded in 2003 to work within the club and hospitality verticals. Today, Jonas operates in over 60 countries and manages over 110 individual companies under the greater Jonas brand.
In 209, the company chose Halifax as their new Canadian location. Due to emergence of the covid-19 virus, they never imagined that they will be having a grand opening ceremony in 2020. Despite the pandemic, it didn’t stop Jonas from establishing a presence in Nova Scotia, growing an in-person/remote team, and inspiring a migration of people to the province, eager to experience the ocean lifestyle while working for a top software firm.
Tim Richardson, Halifax-based Operations Manager, said that the focus of Jonas is really to assist small businesses in development through mergers and acquisitions. Using this model, the company has built a varied portfolio in industries spanning from construction to fitness, salons to venue management. Employees at Jonas are given the opportunity to find which project, industry and environment best suits their working style and needs. This can mean working with large teams on big projects, or smaller teams within specialized and niche industries.
Their goal is to grow up to 100 employees over the next five year. They already have 40 employees from Nova Scotia to date. “In 2019, when we chose to set up in Halifax, nobody saw anything like the pandemic coming. It taught us to be creative in how we connect,” says Richardson. “We hold events and get together as friends and colleagues. We have gone axe throwing and on a harbour cruise. Our team can be absolutely anywhere in Nova Scotia and still be close enough to be able to participate.”
Jonas Software Solutions takes their company mantra seriously. “Building the Future.” With ambitious plans for growth, Jonas is truly living the “‘remote anywhere’” work and lifestyle, and creating opportunity for Nova Scotians, wherever they are.
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