International Recruiting Service To Set Up Shop In Jacksonville
On Thursday morning Mayor Curry revealed his trip to London to watch the Jaguars play also doubled as a business deal.
Curry announced that because of that trip, a recruitment outsourcing organization, Resource Solutions will create its North American center in Jacksonville.
The company is a branch of the larger Robert Walters organization which already has locations in the U.S.
JAX Chamber Chair-elect Audrey Moran was also on the London trip.
“As a city we do have a great story to tell, and we told it to a lot of different people while we were in London," Moran said. "When people hear it, they like it. But we have to get in front of people to be able to make that connection, build that relationship and ultimately bring back jobs. That’s what these London economic development missions are all about.”
Resource Solutions Managing Director Janine Chidlow says Jacksonville offers a business-friendly environment.
”We looked at a number of different locations as to where we should base our service center, and we’ve got a scorecard matrix that we were working to," Chidlow said. "But what we established very quickly is the appetite of the mayor’s office and the chamber of commerce was that really made us feel like this is a town that wanted people like us to come and be here and have a presence here.”
She says Resource Solutions plans to have a Jacksonville location by early next year. She says the center will create 75 job positions in Jacksonville with salaries averaging around $49,000 a year.