First Orion — parent company of PrivacyStar, a smartphone services firm — says it will add 121 new jobs in Conway as it moves to a new location in the central Arkansas city.
PrivacyStar, which was started by former Acxiom executive Jeff Stalnaker and is chaired by former Acxiom CEO Charles Morgan, says the move in Conway entails relocating to a new corporate facility at 1111 Main Street in Conway.
The 121 new jobs will pay an average wage of $38 per hour, or $79,040 per year. The company is investing $270,000 in its facility expansion.
“Most of our new jobs will be highly technical mobile application and network based,” said Charles Morgan, executive chairman of First Orion Corp. “The need for talented and motivated employees in the mobile technology world has never been greater and will only continue to grow as the industry rapidly expands worldwide. We wil
l be aggressively searching for quality technical talent in the mobile space and our plan is to find them right here in Arkansas.”
A smartphone security app created by PrivacyStar allows consumers to block and report unwanted callers and access additional features in privacy and protection.
PrivacyStar’s complaint filing feature allows users to report Do Not Call Registry and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations directly from their phone. Do Not Disturb allows consumers to send customized text messages such as “I’m driving” or “in a meeting” to callers. PrivacyStar’s Caller Lookup function allows users to identify unknown callers by name so they may be added to the contacts list or Privacy List.
PrivacyStar now has more than one-million registered users. Through the app, users have filed more than 300,000 FTC complaints due to unwanted calls.