Technology protection services company Asurion today announced plans to add 500 jobs in Middle Tennessee over the next five years as the company continues to expand.
The company has grown its workforce by 1,800 workers since it relocated to Nashville from California in 2003. It currently employs 2,400 people at its headquarters in Grassmere Park and two technology and logistics centers in Rutherford County.
“We are extremely excited to commit to continue to grow our business here in Nashville,” said Asurion President Gerald Risk. “As a management team, we constantly evaluate where is the best location for our team and we’re glad Nashville makes it so easy to continue to locate much of our growth here.”
The expansion is the result of a deal struck with state and local economic development officials, though the parties declined to discuss specific incentives.
“This is a company that, although modest about its growth and success, has had a tremendously positive impact on our community in the last seven years,” said Mayor Karl Dean at a press announcement this morning. “Their decision to continue to grow in Nashville is a vote of confidence in our city as a headquarters location … With 5,000 employees working out of six countries across three continents, Asurion could be based anywhere in the world, and they chose to be here in Nashville.”
Risk said the new jobs will include company-wide positions including customer care representatives and management positions, among others. At the moment, the company isn’t sure whether its expansion will focus on existing facilities or include a new site within Davidson County.