Switzerland-based Adecco is moving it’s North American headquarters to Jacksonville from New York State.
City officials say the move will bring an additional 185 full-time, high-paying jobs to town. The new jobs will have an average salary of over $63,000.
Adecco is the world’s largest staffing and human resources company. It purchased MPS Group including Modis in 2010.
Mayor Alvin Brown’s Communications Director Dave DeCamp said the relocation shows Jacksonville is an ideal place to do business.
"It's speaks to Jacksonville's viability, the great economic climate we have here and the opportunities for our workforce here," he said. "So that's going to be a major opportunity."
"As you know Adecco already has approximately 355 employees in Jacksonville and we look forward to having up to 185 new workers on their payroll."
The nearly $2 million economic incentive package includes state tax refunds and Economic Development Fund grants. Most of the incentive money will be coming from the state.
The deal includes capital investment of up to $3.4 million by Adecco. The new jobs must be in place by the end of 2016. The incentive package is expected to be introduced to city council on Tuesday.
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