Tech firm WSO2 to open local office [Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.]
(Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 26--An international technology company is opening its doors in Bloomington.
WSO2, an open source software company, announced Friday that it will open an office here to focus on technical sales and support in the Eastern time zone.
WSO2 Vice President of Business Development Jonathan Marsh said because the company is interacting with its customers on a regular basis, they needed an office in this time zone. The company has offices on several continents, with a U.S. office in Palo Alto, Calif.
Bloomington Economic Development Corp. President Ron Walker said having a local WSO2 office will be beneficial to the city in several ways, from creating local jobs to making Bloomington attractive to other tech companies.
"It's one more incredible asset," Walker said. "These types of things can lead to more investment and more hiring."
The company is hiring six employees initially and will also have a rotating staff of three to four employees, Walker said.
"And they are very optimistic that they think it's going to grow," Walker said.
Marsh said they're looking for applicants now, and if they have more than six qualified applicants they could hire more.
"We're growing very quickly as a company," Marsh said, mentioning the company added 75 jobs within the past year.
Marsh said one of the reasons WSO2 was interested in Bloomington was the connection to the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.
"Companies like WSO2 like to be very close to what I like to call the pipeline of talent," Walker said.
He also mentioned that the company noted the efforts from both the private and public sectors in terms of technology development.
"They knew this community was committed to supporting companies like them," Walker said. "That meant a lot to them."
Those interested in applying for a job with WSO2 can visit www.bloomingtontech.com or wso2.com.
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