MONCTON (GNB) – BMM Testlabs Canada, a systems company serving the gaming industry, will create up to 173 full-time positions over the next four years at its office in Dieppe.

“Building smart partnerships with companies like BMM is an important part of our government's plan to create jobs and grow the economy,” said Premier David Alward. “Our government's investments in New Brunswick's knowledge industries are helping to drive growth and provide new opportunities for our greatest resource, our people, to work here at home.”
 
Under the terms of an agreement, Invest NB is providing a payroll rebate of up to $1.45 million over five years in support of up to 173 new full-time jobs which are expected to be created over the next four years. The jobs include quality assurance testers, senior test managers, engineers and supervisors. The investment by the province will contribute an estimated $9.5 million annually to the province's gross domestic product once all the jobs have been filled.
 
“As we envisioned, our New Brunswick office has quickly become a strength in the BMM Testlabs global network,” said Travis Foley, executive vice-president of operations in North America. “We have been particularly impressed with the high level of qualified engineering candidates in the Greater Moncton area and have already employed 15 new staff since December 2013. Continued expansion is planned over the next four years and we are looking forward to further developing our test lab in Moncton.”

BMM Testlabs has been providing professional, technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981. The company has provided consulting for and tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems.

The Las Vegas-based company serves more than 400 jurisdictions, operates 11 gaming labs and employs more than 220 people in 14 locations, including Spain, Australia, South Africa and Peru. The company’s Moncton office is its only location in Canada.

Invest NB is a Crown corporation focused on strategically developing foreign direct investment opportunities and encouraging job creation in New Brunswick. Guided by a private sector board of directors, its programs are designed to support and promote foreign direct investment by attracting new industries and supporting the expansion of existing industries within its core sectors.