Canon to bring 150 jobs to Albuquerque
Posted at: 10/07/2013 11:28 AM
| Updated at: 10/07/2013 3:36 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
ALBUQUERQUE -- Gov. Susana Martinez and Mayor Richard Berry announced Monday that a Fortune 500 company is bringing jobs to Albuquerque.
Canon Information Technology, a subsidiary of camera and digital imaging corporation Canon, will open a customer support center at 4041 Jefferson Plaza NE. The center will employ 150 technology support and customer service representatives over a three-year period. The average salary is expected to be $35,000 per year, including benefits.
According to a news release, the Albuquerque center will support small office and consumer imaging products, including digital cameras, camcorders, printers and copiers. The location will also support Canon's growing professional printing, cinema and eCommerce customers.
Albuquerque was one of nine cities competing for the new center.
"We chose Albuquerque specifically because the area has a reduced exposure to weather-related disruptions, the ability to service multiple time zones, and an educated workforce, a large percentage of which has bilingual capabilities, all of which will help us serve our customers better," Canon Imaging Technologies general manager Yuichi Ishizuka said in the news release.
Hiring is expected to commence in early 2014, with operations anticipated to begin in April 2014.