Jackson National Life Insurance has expanded its regional headquarters in Tennessee, US, by incorporating a new Information Technology (IT) center.

The company has also added 20 new Systems and Programming (S&P) staff at the center.

Jackson said that the expanded IT operations will assist its growth and technology initiatives, which include automated business processes across its various departments.

Jackson CIO and senior vice president Mark Clark said the expansion will allow the company to recruit from the Middle Tennessee area and the southeast region to find the skilled professionals necessary to build and maintain the complex technologies that provideit with a competitive advantage.

The company has selected the Williamson County headquarters for expansion due to the proximity to several top-tier universities and large metropolitan areas for IT staff recruitment.

Jackson said that the operations and sales staff in Franklin will benefit from having S&P associates on site to enhance technology processes in their respective departments.