Asurion is ramping up its hiring program geared toward recent college graduates to fill a number of positions in the information technology fields at its Middle Tennessee headquarters.
Considered as one of the top global leaders in technology protection services, Asurion is seeking students to fill a variety of positions in the upcoming months.
“We are happy that our global growth has led to the need of continued expansion of our employee base in Middle Tennessee,” said Chris Corrado, senior vice president of Information Technologies for Asurion.
The new class of professionals will be based out of the company’s Nashville offices and consist largely of recent college graduates, as well as those who will be finishing school within the year.
The hiring push is part of the company’s growth plan, announced in 2010, to add 500 jobs in the Nashville market.
“Asurion’s IT department has been a leader in both the size of its college hiring program and the training being provided,” said Liza Lowery Massey, president and chief executive officer of the Nashville Technology Council.
One of the universities Asurion has consistently turned to is Middle Tennessee State University, due in large part to the well-respected programs offered by the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, in addition to other institutions like Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University.
In the past 12 months, the privately held company has hired more than 70 college students from the Middle Tennessee region, and Asurion executives said they are hoping to add many more to their employee base.
“Asurion remains committed to Nashville to provide us with highly competitive talent to support our growth,” Corrado said, “and as part of that commitment, we are providing exceptional career opportunities to new college graduates.”
The company is looking to hire and train students to fill roles involving business analysis, database administration, server engineering, as well as positions that help manage daily IT operations.
Company recruiters plan to target graduates within related majors such as computer science, management information systems, engineering and science, business administration and economics.
The comprehensive on-boarding process at Asurion ensures every new employee receives extensive training, recognizing that for many candidates, this is their first experience in a corporate setting, according to the press release.
“Their approach results in exceptional opportunities for recent college graduates in Nashville,” Massey said. “We are hoping Asurion becomes the model for more companies to pursue new college graduates as part of their tech talent strategy.”
For more information about current job openings and upcoming career fairs, visit www.asurion.com.