Archive for December, 2014

City fills Atlanta law enforcement jobs

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The city has secured several new hires to fill Atlanta law enforcement jobs.

It welcomes 24 new police officers.

The Atlanta Police Department said it is graduating Class #237, which was held in the City Hall Atrium on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Class 237 consists of 21 men and three women. Three graduates have military experience and nine are college graduates.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Robert C. (Robin) Loudermilk, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Loudermilk Companies, LLC. Mr. Loudermilk has more than 30 years of management experience and founded the public safety organization, The Buckhead Alliance.

He currently serves on the boards of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE GPC), The Atlanta Police Foundation and the Buckhead Community Improvement District.

The graduation ceremony concludes 22 weeks of rigorous training at the Atlanta Police Academy, along with 12 weeks of field training with veteran officers.

The training includes classroom courses in constitutional law, Atlanta Police Department policy and procedure, hands-on defensive tactics, arrest techniques and daily physical fitness.

The police department’s mission is to create a safer Atlanta by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with our communities.

Company creates finance jobs in Atlanta

Monday, December 8th, 2014

One company is relocating and creating more finance jobs in Atlanta.

Worldpay, a payment technology company, will relocate its U.S. Headquarters into Atlanta.

The company offers payment solutions to merchants, partners and developers across the entire payment value chain, including transaction capturing, merchant acquiring and transaction processing.

The Atlanta City Council approved $1.5 million from the Invest Atlanta Economic Opportunity Fund to assist with relocation. The relocation is expected to create an estimated 1,266 new jobs for the city.

The company joins a number of major payments processing companies headquartered in Atlanta. FinTech company revenues in Georgia exceed $34 billion annually, ranking the state third nationally, behind only New York and California. Atlanta ranks No. 8 for fastest-growing employment market and No. 9 for concentration of payment processing workers.

“We are proud of the strength of the payment processing industry in Georgia,” said Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Worldpay’s decision to grow in Georgia speaks to their belief that we are the right place for them to remain competitive for years to come. With such supportive partners as Invest Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power and the University System of Georgia, not only do we believe that Worldpay will find continued success, but the payment processing industry as a whole will too.”

“We are pleased that Worldpay has selected Atlanta for its U.S. headquarters relocation, which brings new jobs to our region and expands our reputation as a hub for financial technology. This announcement is a testament to the strength of the FinTech sector here,” said Brian P. McGowan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We thank our partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Invest Atlanta for their efforts to bring new jobs and investment to the region.”

“The support and partnership with Mayor Reed, the Atlanta City Council and Invest Atlanta has grown beyond economic incentives into a vigilant focus on showcasing Atlanta as a global payments capital,” said Worldpay US CEO Tony Catalfano, who also chairs the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) based here. “As the leaders in modern money, Worldpay wants to help accelerate Georgia’s FinTech industry by attracting the developers of next-generation mobile applications and point-of-sale solutions that integrate payments.”