Technology recruitment company expands its US operation, creating a number of job opportunities in its tenth North American location.
UK staffing firm Frank Recruitment Group has announced the opening of its newest office in Chicago, Illinois today, creating over 80 jobs in the area. The company, which began life in Newcastle in 2006, has undergone a period of rapid expansion across the Atlantic, with the boom in cloud technology playing a big part. Having started with a staff of three, the firm now has more than 650 employees in England alone, with a global headcount of almost 2,000.
“We have been ahead of the curve seeing the rise in demand for cloud specialists,” said Frank Recruitment Group’s president, Zoë Morris. “Companies are seeing the benefits of adopting cloud platforms and we have the expertise to be able to help them make the most of that technology.”
Chicago has seen its IT workforce expand rapidly over the last decade, with an eight per cent rise each year since 2017. It’s also benefited from a huge increase in graduates looking for work in the sector, with the number of computer-related degrees also increasing by 39 per cent between 2012 and 2017.
“The city’s tech footprint has grown solidly over the last decade,” said head of Americas Ian Clark. “There’s momentum here, and you can see why – it’s a wonderful and affordable place to live. That makes it a dream for employers, as retention rates are better here in what can be a high turnover industry.”
Cybersecurity alone is expected to account for around 200,000 new jobs in the city in the next year. Google has moved its cyber HQ to Chicago and several big names such as Salesforce and G2 have joined them in setting up bases there.
“The demand for tech workers in Chicago will have a knock-on effect to the city’s wider job market,” added Morris. “That IT workforce needs to be serviced, and we’ll be offering over 80 people the opportunity to build a fantastic career in recruitment and help us find that talent. Whether that’s at a junior or senior level, we will have jobs on offer for the right people and we’re excited to get to work with them.”
Frank Recruitment Group will initially launch its Jefferson Frank, Nigel Frank and Mason Frank brands, which recruit specifically for AWS and Microsoft cloud specialists, as well as the world’s very best Salesforce professionals.