On Thursday morning Premier Brian Gallant announced BMM Testlabs will be creating 1,000 new jobs to Moncton.
The jobs will be created during the next five years and will include quality assurance testers, engineers, computer scientists, business development managers and project managers.
“This is an historic announcement in terms of the number of jobs being created by the private sector in partnership with the New Brunswick government,” Gallant said. “We are proud to partner with BMM Testlabs in creating 1,000 new good-paying jobs for the province. This is a turning point for the province as we work to create more jobs for New Brunswickers in priority sectors, such as information technology.”
The Australian company now headquartered in Las Vegas, is an independent gaming testing laboratory. They help gaming operators test their products to achieve regulatory compliance – a complex process that varies from one jurisdiction to another. They also offer training for professionals in the gaming and lottery markets and run a regulatory outreach program.
BMM presently has an office in Dieppe, which employs around 50 people. In 2014 the company announced plans that would bring those numbers up to 200 over four years. In the first half of the year, BMM Testlabs reported 7 per cent financial growth. The company also recently added more than 30 new clients.
“BMM Testlabs is honoured to work closely with New Brunswick in this important initiative,” said Martin Storm, president and CEO of BMM Testlabs. “BMM looks forward to building on its already substantial business in Greater Moncton, as we consider the city an ideal location to grow our Canadian presence.”
The investment by the provincial government and company will contribute an estimated $75 million annually to New Brunswick’s GDP once all the positions have been filled.