NORFOLK, Va. - Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore and Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander joined ADP executives in a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the new facility Friday morning.
“I think bringing 1,800 jobs here should have a ripple effect into recruiting other opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses as well," company President and CEO Carlos Rodriquez said.
ADP (Automatic Data Processing ) is a human resources firm and Fortune 500 company that will bring 1,800 jobs to the city, making the Norfolk location one of it's largest in the country.
Mayor Alexander says ADP opening here helps with the downtown expansion.
"Norfolk continues to be the hub for the region as it relates to economic activity, innovation, and culture and technology and certainly home to all of the wonderful things are happening in the region," the Mayor said.
The company has joined Virginia Values Veterans to make sure our service men and woman are employed.
“We are bringing a lot of technology jobs here as well in addition to service jobs. So I think the technical capabilities and the technical workforce that comes as a result of the military is very important," Rodriquez said.
Rodriquez says they've already hired 23 veterans and seven military spouses.
The ceremony took place at the company's new 288,000 square-foot service and implementation facility at 2 Commercial Place in Norfolk.