Canadian software company sets up HQ in Victoria

Canadian workforce management software company, Workbrain, has selected Melbourne to be the home for its new Asia Pacific regional headquarters.

The new HQ will create 20 jobs in research and development, technical development and systems implementation.

Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Marsha Thomson said Workbrain selected Victoria because of its proximity to Asia as well as the state's highly-skilled, multilingual workforce.

"The Bracks Government is also encouraging universities and industry to work together, to not only attract more young people to study ICT, but also to help ICT students graduate job-ready, with the right mix of business and technical abilities," she said.

Thomson said Victoria has the largest concentration of ICT university enrolments in Australia, with 39 percent of the nation's ICT students completing their education in that State.

Workbrain's Chief Operating Officer, Steve DeBacco, said the decision to base its Asia-Pacific operations in Melbourne was easy.

"Our success to date with major clients, including Pacific National and the Queensland Government, provides us with a strong base from which to grow," DeBacco said.

More information on Victorian ICT investmentment is available at www.mmv.vic.gov.au/InvestInVictorianICT

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