Archive for September, 2017

Company creates tech jobs in Tampa

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

One company is expanding and creating more tech jobs in Tampa.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, a global provider of business and technology services, will expand operations in Tampa and create 75 new jobs. This expansion will be the company’s fourth facility in Tampa and will focus primarily on healthcare organizations services and support. Cognizant currently employs more than 1,900 Floridians, with over half based in the Tampa area.

Cognizant has more than 100 delivery and operations centers worldwide, employing more than 255,000 globally, and is one of the largest providers of services to healthcare organizations in the U.S. This new expansion builds on Cognizant’s $5.7 million investment made in 2014 which led to the creation of 400 new local jobs. Cognizant also has growing partnerships with Career Source Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College to develop technology training courses for students and help put them on the path toward careers in the new digital economy.

Cognizant Chief People Officer James Lennox said, “Florida is a great place to do business and we are delighted to make this expansion.  A number of Cognizant clients, particularly in the healthcare and financial services industry, are based in Tampa and surrounding Hillsborough County, and we’re pleased to continue expanding our footprint as we see demand for our services continue to grow. Tampa and the State of Florida overall provide the type of robust infrastructure critical to supporting our business needs as a technology company, thanks in part to the continued efforts of Governor Scott and his team.  Cognizant benefits from a local talent pool fed by the State’s post-secondary education system and the high concentration of skilled military veterans and their spouses.  We also appreciate the thriving array of academic institutions, government and non-profit organizations available to partner with us in driving STEM education and reskilling initiatives that are central to our business philosophy as one of the nation’s largest employers of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals.”

Florida is home to over 27,000 high tech companies that employ more than 237,000 professionals. The Tampa Bay region is the state’s largest and fastest growing tech hub. This project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Hillsborough County, and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Florida’s families and the local economy will benefit from Cognizant’s expansion and investment in the Tampa area. These new jobs will add a variety of opportunities for hardworking Floridians in the healthcare, business and technology industries. We are proud that they chose the Sunshine State for our low taxes, ideal business climate and valuable workforce.”

Company creates IT jobs in Tampa

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

One company is expanding and creating more IT jobs in Tampa.

About 20 new jobs have been created at Think Anew, an information technology managed services provider in Tampa. The new building is the company’s first Florida location. The small business considered other locations, including Mississippi, but ultimately chose Tampa as the best location for their new facility.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to highlight small business Think Anew which chose Florida as the best place to expand and create 20 new jobs for families. Florida continues to outpace the nation for job growth and our unemployment rate is at a 10-year low which is great news. In order to attract more companies like Think Anew to Florida, we created the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. This transparent, flexible program will continue our push to make Florida the premiere destination for job creation.”

Think Anew CEO Don Glidewell said, “The excitement building around job creation and recruitment of top tier companies to the Tampa area, especially in the Health and Life Sciences sector, is undeniable. This is a reflection of not only the talent coming from the communities and universities, but also the hard work and determination of the staff at Tampa Hillsborough EDC, Enterprise Florida, and Governor Scott’s office. As a company that believes in the American Dream and supports the healthcare community by making their operations safer, compliant and more efficient, Think Anew will bring new advancements and higher paying jobs to Florida.”

The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Think Anew, LLC is a great example of our pro-growth policies coming to fruition and helping Floridians find jobs. The company will find a talented workforce in Hillsborough to fill its high-skill, high-wage STEM job openings. I am proud that Florida has created an environment ideal for business expansion and job creation.”