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Amazon Orlando Robotics Fulfillment Center Creates Jobs and Career Paths

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 25, 2019 11:57:16 AM

Less than eight months after Amazon’s Orlando Robotics Fulfillment Center in Lake Nona finished construction, the global e-commerce leader had already met its goal of hiring 1,500 employees. Within the 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center dedicated to handling smaller customer items, a synchronized ballet of humans and robots work side-by-side to fulfill customer orders and get packages to their destinations on time. The four-story flurry of fulfillment combines human intuition with artificial intelligence to create a collaborative, automated environment where employees are solely focused on tasks that require high judgement and awareness capabilities.

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Topics: New to Market, Distribution Center, Workforce and Talent, Inclusive

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Orange County

Site Selection: It's All About Strategy

Posted by C. J. Prince on Jan 30, 2019 1:29:10 PM

When Holiday Retirement chose Winter Park, Florida for the company’s new home, CEO Lilly Donohue knew it was nearly the farthest possible location within the contiguous U.S. from the company’s previous headquarters location in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Only a small percentage of corporate employees made the move east, she says, but bringing in new, Orlando-based talent with roots in hospitality was part of a much larger strategic plan to further evolve the 47-year-old company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Professional and Business Services

World Property Exchange Group Chooses Orlando for Global HQ

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Dec 7, 2017 10:14:11 AM

World Property Exchange Group, Inc. (WPE) will locate its global headquarters in Orlando in 2018 creating a projected 100 new, high-wage jobs in the next three years in the region. WPE is an emerging real estate fintech company with offices in New York City, Miami and Irvine, Ca.  The company plans to locate, temporarily, at 111 North Orange Avenue, Suite 800 before selecting a permanent space.  

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Financial Technology

Holiday Retirement Chooses Orlando for its Headquarters

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 21, 2017 11:45:07 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) announced that Holiday Retirement, the largest independent senior living provider in the U.S., relocated its corporate headquarters from Lake Oswego, Oregon to the Orlando region. The company is creating 157 new, high wage jobs in the areas of marketing, legal, IT, administration, human resources, finance and operations. The new positions pay an average of 233% percent of Orange County’s annual average wage.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Orange County

One of the Most Advanced Research and Manufacturing Labs Opens in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 25, 2017 2:06:46 PM

The BRIDG facility was completed on schedule – 24 months after design began – and is ready to host new manufacturing technologies as the anchor of a 500-acre, master-planned site owned by Osceola County called NeoCity.

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Topics: New to Market, Osceola County, Autonomous Connections, Smart Sensors

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