by Byron Connolly

US tech firm enters Victoria, creates 300 jobs

Jun 03, 20142 mins

US technology company Asurion has invested $3.7 million to setup two technical support centres in Victoria, creating 300 jobs in the state.

Asurion provides mobile handset insurance protection and extended service plans for retailers and services providers with 280 million customers worldwide.

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips made the announcement today at the opening of Asurion’s first electronic product protection centre – encompassing a call centre, data services, and support agents – in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale.

“This is a growing industry and we are delighted to have been able to partner with Asurion to secure these technical support centres, with the first facility to house 150 workers and to be located in Armadale,” said Dr Napthine.

“The second centre will be just as big, if not bigger, at a location that is still being finalised,” he said.

Dr Napthine said the investment and associated skills growth supported Victoria’s growing ICT sector.

“It’s a great vote of confidence in our economy and the state’s internationally renowned IT industry.”

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