400 MORE JOBS AS VERTEX ESTABLISHES ASIA PACIFIC HQ IN EAST BENTLEIGH

400 MORE JOBS AS VERTEX ESTABLISHES ASIA PACIFIC HQ IN EAST BENTLEIGH

Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 in Clayton Update

Job opportunities in Victoria’s information and communications technology sector received a timely boost today with global technology and business services giant Vertex deciding to establish its Asia Pacific Headquarters in Melbourne and expand its operations, creating another 400 Victorian jobs.

Premier John Brumby announced that Vertex had chosen East Bentleigh for its Asia Pacific Headquarters, bringing the number of fulltime ICT jobs created in this state in 2010 with support from the Victorian Government to 2400.

“Victoria is the job-creating capital of Australia, generating more than 118,000 jobs since the start of the Global Financial Crisis two years ago,” Mr Brumby said.

“This is more jobs than any other state and today’s announcement is an example of the way we are working with industry to keep creating jobs for the future.

“Vertex’s jobs boost comes on top of the 600 jobs announced at the company’s new Ballarat office in June – one of the largest-ever single job creating ventures in Ballarat’s history.

“Vertex has shown faith in the Victorian economy by announcing the creation of 1000 new full-time jobs this year alone and is another example of Victoria defying the ongoing aftershocks from the Global Financial Crisis.”
Vertex supports 45 million consumers globally and operates across a wide range of market sectors and geographies delivering customer management and client based services. 

Phil Allan, CEO of Vertex’s Asia Pacific operations, formerly known as Peripheral Computer Industries said the company was confident in the long-term marketing potential the Asia Pacific region had to offer.

“Vertex is in an excellent position to capitalise on the opportunities offered in the Asia Pacific market and this investment in our new facility will enable us to recruit the talented people we need take advantage of this opportunity and further extend the company’s global reach,” Mr Allan said.
The Asia Pacific headquarters will provide IT and business services to multinational companies in addition to a variety of services from IT technical support, sales and marketing campaigns, project management and customer service.

Minister for Information and Communications Technology John Lenders said today’s announcement further demonstrates Victoria’s potential growth in ICT – particularly if the National Broadband Network goes ahead.

“We are clearly Australia’s ICT leader and this announcement demonstrates that Victoria has the best skills, infrastructure and economy for business investment and we are proud to help create thousands of Victorian jobs,” Mr Lenders said.

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