Tech company to open branch in Auckland adding up to 140 jobs

Workday plans to open its third global contact centre in Auckland.
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Workday plans to open its third global contact centre in Auckland.

Human resources IT company, Workday, plans to open an international contact centre in Auckland, creating up to 140 new jobs. 

California-based Workday's software links a company's financial, human resources, talent, recruitment, payroll, and analytics applications through a cloud service.

The company has more than 1500 clients worldwide, including over 100 in New Zealand. Among them Fletcher Building, Xero and most recently Air New Zealand. 

Workday links the  human resources software via the cloud.
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Workday links the human resources software via the cloud.

The centre will be housed in the Grant Thornton building on Fanshawe Street. Auckland was chosen head of other Asia Pacific cities.

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Workday also has centres in San Francisco, United States and Dublin, Ireland. 

Australia New Zealand managing director Rob Wells said thecentre could employ up to 140 workers and planned to have 80 staff in Auckland by the end of the year providing "around the clock support" to customers around the world. 

Wells said the call centre was a "significant investment" for Workday and the company planned to further invest in New Zealand. 

"We are proud to invest in New Zealand and to create jobs that will help further develop the technology industry here and provide additional opportunity for expats wanting to return home," he said.

Senior vice president Chris Byrne said Auckland appealed to the company "due to its willing and talented workforce and the country's Privacy Act, which is in line with the Workday's privacy commitments to customers".

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The operational support offered included 24-hour monitoring and support of infrastructure, network, security threats and customer environments.

The company would not comment on what the wages were for workers. 

 - Stuff

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