Dialog IT will create an additional 200 jobs in Victoria with this week's opening of a new digital business centre in Melbourne.
The Brisbane-based company opened up the Innovation Factory, which was announced in April and will provide expertise in digital, accessibility, cyber security, cloud computing, VR, robotics, machine learning, mobile and analytics.
Along with 200 new staff, Dialog IT said it will work with Victorian universities to recruit 30 graduates to the centre, 12 of whom have already started. The centre will also support Dialog's national operations, and bring its total staff headcount to more than 500.
“We have been impressed with the passion and motivation of our new Victorian graduates, who we see as Dialog’s future innovators,” said Dialog managing director Alan Key.
“Our graduates will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of high-impact transformational technologies that are being incorporated into innovations developed for our clients.”
Dialog IT staff were joined by Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis for the opening on Wednesday.
The Victorian government has been investing funds in tech companies to encourage them to set up shop in the state. Last month, an accelerator program backed with state funding and Dimension Data launched looking to mentor five early-stage cyber security start-ups.
In April, trans-Tasman IT firm Datacom opened its third Melbourne office, adding 100 new jobs in the process. This week, global retail behemoth Amazon.com announced the creation of 200 new jobs by opening a distribution centre in Dandenong South.
Dialog IT is part of the Dialog Group, which also includes quality assurance and software testing company Access HQ, business insight and data management consultancy Catapult BI, multimedia company Icemedia, data management solutions company Moonwalk and Microsoft Gold partner Lynx IT.