September 24, 2015, MONCTON (GNB) – BMM Testlabs, a leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, will create 1,000 full-time jobs in the Greater Moncton area.
Premier Brian Gallant and Martin Storm, President and CEO of BMM Testlabs, made the announcement at The Capitol Theatre.
“This is a historic announcement in terms of the numbers 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.”
BMM Testlabs is honoured to work closely with New Brunswick in this important initiative,” said Storm. “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.”
BMM is the world’s longest established and most experienced private independent gaming testing lab, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, and employs some 300 people in 13 global locations serving over 400 jurisdictions. BMM locations include Canada, Spain, Australia, South Africa and South America. Moncton is the company’s only location in Canada.
The 1,000 jobs that will be created during the next five years include quality assurance testers, engineers, computer scientists, business development managers and project managers.
The investment by the provincial government will contribute an estimated $75 million annually to New Brunswick’s gross domestic product once all positions have been filled.
Opportunities NB is an action-oriented agency which seeks and supports high-growth opportunities to grow the New Brunswick economy and create jobs. It provides business support services for small and medium-sized, as well as large businesses across the province.
At its core, BMM is a systems-expert company that has provided consulting for and tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems over the last 33 years. In addition BMM has been successfully testing the full scope of Class III casino products for over two decades.
BMM authored the first set of independent gaming standards in 1992 and the first set of online gaming standards in 2001. BMM’s world headquarters are in Las Vegas (USA), with offices in Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Macau (SAR, China), Moncton (Canada), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Bologna (Italy) and Midrand (South Africa).
From left: Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB; Martin Storm, president and CEO of BMM Testlabs; Premier Brian Gallant; and Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB.
Carolyn McCormack, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-453-8168.
Wendy Anderson, Chief of Staff, BMM Testlabs, 702-407-2420.