Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed the announcement that Argo Marketing of Maine and iYogi have partnered to set up a global service delivery center.
WASHINGTON: The US lawmakers and political leadership have welcomed the decision of Indian firm iYogi, a software and services company, to set up a global service delivery center in Maine in association with a local partner.
Being set up in partnership with local Agro Marketing of Lewiston, Global Technology Services Center of iYogi - its first in North America - will employ 300 people and will support its product and services.
"It is encouraging a company like iYogi can reverse what has typically been the trend and outsource jobs to America. iYogi's decision speaks volumes about Maine's open for business attitude and our skilled and dedicated work force," Maine Governor Paul R LePage said.
In a joint statement, Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed the announcement that Argo Marketing of Maine and iYogi have partnered to set up a global service delivery center in Lewiston.
This partnership between the independent consumer tech support brand and the Maine marketing company is expected to bring a significant number of jobs to the area, they said.
A job fair for the positions created by this partnership has been organised at the Lewiston Career Center on July 13.
iYogi provides subscription-based technical support for a variety of equipment including personal computers, cell phones, tablets, and software. It employees more than 4,000 people.
Congressman Bruce Poliquin in a statement said, "As a Franco-American with deep roots in Lewiston, I can appreciate that Argo Marketing was the clear choice for iYogi as Lewiston is home to some of the most hard-working and most honest workers in the Country."
"I'm elated to see that this partnership will help create hundreds of jobs in the community, grow Maine's economy and show the world that Maine is open for business."
Vishal Dhar, co-founder and president of Marketing for iYogi said that North America is his company's largest market.
"The needs of our customers are evolving rapidly - they're facing newer challenges and are interested in innovative ways of receiving support. This center is about us getting closer to our customers, and adding value to them in every way that we can," he said.