Nashville-based Asurion announced plans Thursday morning to fill the downtown Ragland building with 500 jobs over the next five years.
The privately-held consumer electronics insurer will begin occupying the 920,000 square foot building later this year.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said he is “grateful to Asurion for its continued investment in Davidson County” and is “especially pleased that it plans to bring a large number of high-quality jobs to the SoBro [South of Broadway downtown] area.”
Mayor Dean joined Asurion's senior vice president for global operations for Thursday's announcement.
“We are excited to have found a space solution and environment that is reflective of the Asurion culture,” Sean McKinless said.
The Ragland building is same one that was slated last year for expansion by Canadian call center company IQT-Solutions, but its deal with Metro government was later scuttled after revelations the company was undergoing mass layoffs.
Asurion provides roadside assistance for drivers and insures and repairs electronics.
The company has nearly 3,000 workers at its Tennessee facilities.
Read more about the company and apply for open positions at Asurion.com.
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