Nashville-based tech support company Asurion is launching its first office in Orlando with a job fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16, to hire support technicians to handle incoming calls.
It plans to hire 350 this year, and another 200 for the facility next year.
Asurion provides call center support for major clients such as AT&T and Verizon. The Orlando facility will be focused on its Soluto product, which provides remote access to multiple mobile devices.
The company said it intends to open by Oct. 1 in Orlando, at 4000 Millenia Blvd. Asurion says it is seeking "technology enthusiasts.”
The company asks that job applicants bring their resumes to the event, as interviews will be conducted on site. The hiring event will be at Hyatt Place Orlando-Universal, 5895 Caravan Court, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m on Aug. 16.
According to a news release, the jobs start at $15.25 per hour, above Florida's current minimum wage of $8.05, and there are performance-based pay incentives, training, overtime opportunities and tuition reimbursement, and medical, dental and vision benefits.
Currently the company has several tech support jobs in Orlando posted on its website, along with human resources and supervisor openings.
Orlando and the Central Florida region have many call centers, especially related to travel, pharmacy and personal finance. In July, a call center company that supports online retail, Radial, was gearing up to hire 3,200 workers for its Brevard County call centers in Melbourne and Merritt Island.
Asurion says it has 17,000 employees globally.
Article from the Orlando Sentinel. See original article below: