NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. August 16, 2018 – First Orion today held a ceremonial groundbreaking in Central Arkansas on the site where the company will begin development of its multi-story, multi-million-dollar global headquarters.
Located on the 500 block of Main St. in North Little Rock, the 60,000 sq. ft. office building will serve First Orion’s 200-person workforce and be the anchor tenant of the Argenta Plaza. First Orion also has offices in Seattle and London. Construction will begin later this month and the project is expected to take 12 months to complete.
“Today marks a special day as we officially break ground on the First Orion global headquarters and become even more involved in the inspiring Central Arkansas community,” said Charles D. Morgan, CEO of First Orion. “We are helping to transform the region into a prominent technology hub and we are honored to be such a big part of the Argenta Plaza where we will not only build our technology but also build careers.”
“As Governor, it’s exciting to see key tech players expanding throughout Arkansas,” said Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas. “It is truly the best environment for technology businesses to grow and for aspiring professionals to learn necessary skills to compete in this tech-driven economy. Through my computer science initiative, Arkansas continues to grow a young talent base of future programmers, data scientists, computer engineers and endless possibilities. I expect First Orion will become even more involved in our state’s emerging tech community in the future.”
“The spirit of innovation is alive in the Argenta district; a community wherein big, brave ideas are given the chance to grow unfettered,” said Joe Smith, Mayor of North Little Rock. “We’re pleased to welcome First Orion into its new space as we continue to foster technological drive and ingenuity in our thriving neighborhood.”
First Orion is actively recruiting new employees for positions in software development, analytics and customer management. First Orion collectively employs over 100 people in management, marketing administration and tech-related jobs with plans to double entering into the new offices.
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First Orion powers call management and transparency solutions for T-Mobile,
MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Sky, Virgin Mobile, and Sprint Prepaid mobile networks as well as TracFone, NET10 Wireless, Total Wireless, Straight Talk, and Simple Mobile along with PrivacyStar applications for all smartphones. First Orion currently provides call control, call blocking, call transparency and call management solutions to millions of mobile handsets. First Orion’s Engage™ technology tells mobile subscribers who is calling and why, empowering them with the ability to take action. With branded and white-labeled applications as well as in-network solutions, First Orion assists phone carriers in protecting mobile and fixed line subscribers by identifying and stopping millions of scam calls every day.
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