FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During the second quarter of 2015, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 25 businesses that are adding more than 1,100 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and six are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.
Three of the most prominent announcements during the quarter:
- Walmart Technology, which is the IT and information security arm of the world’s largest retailer, adding 173 jobs in the Reston area;
- TEKsystems, an IT staffing subsidiary of Allegis Group, the largest privately owned talent management firm in the world, adding 324 jobs in Reston; and,
- Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite services company, adding 109 jobs at its administrative headquarters in Tysons Corner.
“The announcements by Walmart Technology, TEKsystems and Intelsat illustrate how market leaders in diverse technology sectors look to Fairfax County to find the workforce and the partners they need to be successful. This is what makes Fairfax County a market leader as a business location, most notably for IT and professional services firms,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA.
Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
“Today, one of the largest technology-based challenges exists in the retail sector, and Walmart is actively recruiting the world’s best STEM-specialized talent that will help the company make this historic pivot,” said Janis Parker Moore, senior HR manager for Walmart Technology. “Our Reston office in Fairfax County is an extension of that effort, drawing upon the industry leading talent in the surrounding areas to help grow expertise and best-in-class technologies.”
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Click here for the list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in April, May and June of 2015 and are adding 1,122 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.