According to ERP support provider, Rimini Street, it has been receiving calls from Australian Oracle engineers looking for jobs in the past few weeks.
This comes on the back of circulating reports about Oracle closing down its support centre in Australia with 170 employees let go.
According to a story online in The Register dated November 24, 2015, it received confirmation that the vendor was in the process of consolidating its software support services and quoted a source as claiming the Australian support centre would close at the end of February.
ARN contacted Oracle for confirmation, but was only told the company was in its closed communication period and there was no comment to make at this time.
Rimini Street APAC managing director, Andrew Powell, said all Rimini support engineers have a minimum of 10 years Oracle experience and it was increasing its presence in Australia, hiring highly qualified and experienced staff to provide local maintenance and support services for customers.
In the past three years, Rimini Street has grown to 30 employees, with about 20 new hires planned for 2016.
“Our business is 100 per cent support – it’s all we do,” he said. “Rimini Street is growing and hiring software support staff in Australia."