NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A company headquartered in Nashville is expanding to a part of the city that's taking on a whole new life of its own, and bringing in new jobs.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean made the announcement Thursday from inside the Ragland Building.
"I'm thrilled to announce that Asurion will be establishing a technology center here at the Ragland building that will employ more than 500 high tech professionals," said Mayor Dean.
The building is at the corner of Second Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard. One of their new neighbors is the new Music City Center.
Company executives said they are thrilled to be part of SoBro revitalization. Employees will move into this newly LEED certified building this fall.
"It will be management. It'll be coders. It'll be applications support and architects just to name a few of the type of technology positions that'll be in this building," said Sean McKinless with Asurion.
Asurion relocated its corporate headquarters from California to Nashville in 2003 with a plan to create 600 jobs. The company now employs 2,400 at its corporate headquarters at Grassmere Park.
The company helps its customers get the most out of their electronics, including quickly replacing them when they've been lost, stolen or damaged.
In December 2010, Asurion committed to adding 500 jobs in Nashville over five years. It has already added more than 200 jobs.
The company is still hiring for high tech, high paying jobs. Go to the Asurion website and click on "Careers" for more information.