In October, North East staffing giant Frank Recruitment Group is opening its latest office in Charlotte, North Carolina, creating up to 90 jobs. The launch follows the news that the recruitment company has come out on top of a list of Best Companies for Women 2019, following a global survey carried out by San Francisco-based DataBird Business Journal. The results of the review, set up to help employers understand what adjustments need to be made to support their workforce, were revealed in September.
It follows a period of accelerated growth for the company, who started life on Westgate Road, Newcastle in 2006. Since launching their first American office in New York in 2010, they now have eight offices across the United States, and 19 in total around the world.
“This is a long-term commitment to the area,” said James-Lloyd Townshend, chairman and CEO of Frank Recruitment Group. “We’ve invested over $1 million on infrastructure to be here, and we plan to recruit workers from the local talent pool, offering highly motivated individuals the chance of a fantastic career in sales with incredible opportunities in front of them.”
Charlotte has rapidly become known as a tech hub in the East Coast state, with a 40 per cent increase in the amount of tech industry workers over the last five years. The surge in demand for cloud specialists has been a key driver behind this. The cloud market in the US has exploded in recent years, with a 17.5 per cent increase predicted in 2019, and technology experts Gartner forecast it to grow at three times the speed of any other IT service between now and 2022.
“We’re delighted to be here,” said president, Zoe Morris. “Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and has quickly become a key technology hub, attracting some of the area’s best talent in what is an incredibly vibrant place to live.
“We’ve already worked with over 3,000 clients in North Carolina without having a permanent base here,” said vice president, Paden Simmons, who will be leading the Charlotte office. “We’re excited to be able to engage with existing and future customers even further.”
To satisfy that demand for cloud services jobs, the company will initially launch its Jefferson Frank and Nigel Frank brands to service the need for AWS and Microsoft specialists. The new premises not only services the North Carolina workforce, but also sews up Frank Recruitment Group’s network of offices in the east of the country.
The firm currently has offices in New York as well as locations in Philadelphia and Tampa, and the Charlotte headquarters will substantiate the company’s presence down the eastern side of the United States, while positively impacting Charlotte’s expanding IT community.