Dell is opening a full tech shop and is planning to open up an office in Melbourne to serve the Australian tech community.
Key points:Dell has opened a full IT shop in Sydney, where it is planning a full office in the city’s CBD in 2020The move comes amid fears of a “toxic environment”Dell is the latest tech company to announce its plans to move to AustraliaDell says the move will boost its Australian presenceDell, which employs more than 40,000 people in Australia and around the world, has announced plans to open its first Australian technology shop in the state’s inner-west city of Parramatta.
It will have full-time staff and staff from around the country.
Dell will also open up a full software office in Sydney’s CBD, which will be staffed by “over 500 Australian techies”, including more than 150 techies from the company’s parent company, Dell.
“Davids full-year 2020 results are expected to exceed $1.1 billion, the most of any company in the world,” Dell said in a statement.
Dell CEO Mike Dell said the move to the CBD would provide more than 1,200 jobs and would help to improve the region’s “toxicity environment”.
“Australia’s technology scene is one of the most dynamic in the globe, and Dell has seen the potential for growth across many industries and industries across the board, both at Dell and globally,” Mr Dell said.
“The opportunity to grow in the heart of Sydney is something that we are excited about, as the region is known for its diversity and internationalisation, and we are looking forward to opening up our first Australian office in Parramathon this year.”
Dell said it was investing $50 million in Sydney in a bid to “build on our strong position in the Sydney market”.
“We are excited to welcome Dell to Parramathon and are excited by the opportunity to work with the community and attract the brightest minds in the tech industry to Sydney to further enhance our local presence,” it said.
The announcement comes amid concerns of a toxic environment in the country’s tech industry, with some experts saying the government’s immigration policies have caused a “famine of tech talent”.
A survey of Australian tech workers by the Australia Institute found that about half were struggling to find work, and about a third had stopped working altogether.
The Institute said the industry was facing a “global talent crisis” and it was “unfortunate that this crisis is occurring in Australia”.
“If Dell is successful in Parrama, this will add to our existing workforce and increase the diversity of our workforce,” a Dell spokesperson said.