ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company, today announced the expansion of its largest global technology center, which is located in Santiago, Chile, and serves as an important counterpart to the corporations' existing centers in the United States and Ireland. With this new expansion, the company expects to hire more than 50 new engineers in the coming months, which will be focused on developing innovative analytical and big data solutions to produce insights for all 24 of Equifax's markets.
Additionally, Equifax also announced that it has so far signed a collaborative agreement with two local universities in Santiago; INACAP and Universidad del Bío Bío, as part of its "Back to College" initiative, with more to come. The initiative aims to attract the best and brightest talent in the region, and as such, students will participate in a rotational program at the Santiago Development Center to learn about different roles within the computer engineering field. Equifax employees will also host a variety of seminars and workshops at each of the universities to ensure curriculums are focused on cultivating talent to fulfil the company's growing need for young computer engineers.
"Thanks to the innovative and state-of-the-art solutions being developed at the Santiago Development Center, Equifax is able to deliver the best products and services to its customers. The type of innovation that brews in this center is a testament to our leadership in the delivery of insights and solutions – allowing our customers to make informed business decisions, and consumers to turn their dreams into life accomplishments. We truly power the world with knowledge," says Carlos Johnson, General Manager of Equifax Chile.
"It is a privilege to work for a company that values young talent and allows you to interact with professionals from all around the world," says Gabriel Quijada, a 25 year-old computer engineer. "We are excited to be given the opportunity to generate new ideas and then bring them to life."
Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organizations around the world. Using the combined strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics, Equifax has grown from a consumer credit company into a leading provider of insights and knowledge that helps its customers make informed decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide, and its databases include employee data contributed from more than 5,000 employers.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,400 employees worldwide.
Some noteworthy achievements for the company include: Ranked 13 on the American Banker FinTech Forward list (2015); named a Top Technology Provider on the FinTech 100 list (2004-2015); named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner (2014-2015); named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal Constitution (2013-2015); named one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies (2011-2015); named one of Forbes' World's 100 Most Innovative Companies (2015). For more information, visit www.equifax.com
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