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Tech firm to open in Albuquerque creating hundreds of jobs

KOB Web Staff
August 22, 2018 05:40 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A California-based tech company is opening up shop in downtown Albuquerque, bringing with it nearly 700 jobs.

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TaskUs, Inc. will invest $9 million in its new Technical Operations and Customer Experience Center at 200 Third Street.

The center will provide outsourced customer service and solutions to other tech companies like Eventbrite, Tinder and more.

Gov. Susana Martinez was on hand for Wednesday's announcement, stating New Mexico beat out three other states for the expansion.

“We’ve made our state more competitive for jobs and investment and now we’re seeing the results – once again, we’re celebrating more jobs coming to downtown Albuquerque,” said Governor Martinez. “Through our relentless efforts to make New Mexico business friendly, we’re attracting new investments, creating new jobs and growing our economy.”

Around $3 million of public money was used to lure the company to Albuquerque. Economic officials said it was a worthwhile investment.

"So you look at the small businesses that are around here, from the sandwich shop to the barber shop to the tattoo parlor, you name it, downtown, all the restaurants. Those folks are going to have customers that they haven't had before," said Gary Tonjes, President of Albuquerque Economic Development. 

The center is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019.

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