Archive for January, 2015

Company to build headquarters and create Atlanta jobs

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

NCR Corporation is building a new headquarters, a move that will create Atlanta jobs.

The provider of consumer transaction technologies has entered into an agreement to build a new world headquarters campus in midtown Atlanta.

The new campus will be located at Centergy North at Technology Square on Spring Street, providing a state-of-the-art campus close to Atlanta’s rich innovation centers and leading academic institutions. Improved access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest passenger airport, will facilitate NCR’s corporate customers from all over the world visiting Atlanta while conducting business.

NCR also plans to maintain a significant presence at a second campus in the northern Atlanta suburbs.

“I want to extend a warm welcome to NCR Corporation, a global leader in its field, to the City of Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The new global headquarters will bring 3,600 jobs to the City, and construction of the headquarters will drive additional economic development, adding more vibrancy to a City already buzzing with energy. Every day, businesses are voting with their feet and choosing the City of Atlanta as the place to bring their dreams and build their businesses. The best companies in the world are building their brands here, strengthening our economy and confirming Atlanta’s place as a leading city for business.”

“Creating a state-of-the-art campus in midtown Atlanta near Georgia Tech marks an important step in NCR’s reinvention as an exciting and important, global technology company,” said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “You can count on your hand the number of successful technology company reinventions that have been executed over the last hundred years – and NCR is amongst them. NCR runs global commerce and we make the everyday easier as consumers connect, interact and transact with business. We are extremely proud of the important innovations we create and the valuable work done on behalf of our customers around the world right here in metro Atlanta.”

City adds customer service jobs in Atlanta

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A company is relocating and creating customer service jobs in Atlanta.

Worldpay, one of the world’s leading payments technology companies, will relocate its U.S. Headquarters.

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 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.

Atlanta was selected as the best location to support Worldpay’s growth and success. The search team compared cities across the nation against the payment company’s business drivers including operating cost, skilled talent and business environment. DTZ, a leading global property services firm, represented Worldpay in the real estate transaction to secure the ideal place for the relocation of Worldpay’s U.S. headquarters. As a strategic partner, the firm sought space that would significantly upgrade the company’s environment, revolutionize its workplace and grow its recognition within the marketplace.

“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.”

“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.”

Employees confident about Atlanta jobs

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The latest U.S. Employer Confidence survey from Randstad shows that employees are confident about Atlanta jobs, among other locations.

The survey, which tracks U.S. workers’ monthly perspectives around jobs and the economy, shows that the December index increased 1.3 points from 58.3 to a nearly eight-year high of 60.0.

The Randstad Macroeconomic Confidence Index, which measures employees’ confidence in the overall strength of the economy, rose 1.6 percentage points to 50.5 in December from 48.9 in November. This reading marks the highest level since Randstad began tracking the Macroeconomic Confidence Index in 2004.

The Randstad Personal Confidence Index, a measure of workers’ confidence in their own employment situation, rose 1.1 points in December to 69.6 from 68.5 the previous month. Approximately three in 10 employees (29 percent) expressed increased confidence in the availability of jobs, a reading that remained unchanged from November. Meanwhile, half of workers felt confident in their ability to find a job, and 62 percent said they were confident in the future of their current employer in December.

“We are pleased to see workers’ confidence levels soaring as a result of the economy having added at least 200,000 jobs for 10 consecutive months, the longest uninterrupted stretch at that level in more than three decades,” said Jim Link, Chief HR Officer, Randstad North America. “While economists applauded the impressive job creation numbers and the long-awaited wage increase in November’s employment report, those results likely have put many employers on high alert to aggressively address talent supply and demand issues. The United States created 2.65 million new jobs this year, which is the largest annual increase since 1999. One thing is quite clear, companies are looking for employees.”