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Published on August 26th, 2010 | by john.weir

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400 new IT jobs created in Victoria

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.

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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