Ascensus, a national financial-services firm specializing in retirement and college savings, celebrated the opening of a new office at the UA Tech Park Tuesday.

The company has about 60 Tucson employees with plans to expand to about 170 in the next two years.

The Pennsylvania-based company selected the UA Tech Park, on the Tucson’s southeast side, following a national search, citing the city’s workforce and the facilities on Rita Road near Interstate 10.

Positions to be filled include service-center representatives, actuaries, account managers and software developers.

The average salary is about $42,000. Most positions will require a bachelor’s degree.

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The company, founded in 1975, specializes in record-keeping, administrative and program-management services. It supports more than 50,000 retirement plans and 4 million 529 college savings accounts.