By Danielle Kutchel
A new IT company office in Lynbrook promises to bring jobs closer to home for locals.
Aussie Broadband cut the ribbon on their Lynbrook office on Friday 29 November, in front of guests including Deputy Mayor of Casey, Cr Gary Rowe, senior representatives from NBN and other local businesses.
The new office joins four other locations around Australia and is a symbol of the speed of growth the company is experiencing.
Managing director of Aussie Broadband, Phil Britt, said around 36 people were currently employed at the office – but the company hopes to grow that number to around 200, all drawn from the immediate area.
“We want jobs out where people are living. So many people have these one or two hour commutes, but you want somewhere that’s close to home,” he said.
The majority of the current roles are in customer service, with scope to grow to encompass more technical roles in future.
In a move designed to reflect the company’s focus on customers, the new office was opened by local customer Cassie Lindsay and her two-year-old daughter Evie.
In lieu of gift bags for attendees, the company made a donation to four local charities on behalf of guests, and lanyards were made of bamboo and eco-friendly materials. Cranbourne Uniting Church Food Truck Service, The Bridge, Dandenong and District Aborigines Cooperative, and Mind Australia Dandenong were the lucky recipients of donations.
In a speech at the opening event, Cr Gary Rowe congratulated the new business.
“It’s so important we see this type of enterprise come into our municipality there are not a lot of white collar jobs out here.
“We’re proud to have you choose the City of Casey. We’re going to have plenty of workforce, we’re just banking on you getting bigger!” he said.