Moving Day: ADP Formally Opens New Service and Implementation Location, Bringing First of 1,800 New Jobs to Norfolk, Va., to Better Serve Clients
ADP® today formally opened a new service and implementation facility in Norfolk, Va., welcoming more than 300 associates to a new signature building and heralding the start of a presence in the city that will swell to 1,800 associates.
ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez joined Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander and other officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new building.
“I’m delighted to welcome our Norfolk associates as the newest members of a global team dedicated to helping clients manage their workforces with the best payroll, HR and human capital management solutions available today,” said Rodriguez, who also was joined by Debbie Dyson, ADP corporate vice president, Client Experience and Continuous Improvement.
At a news conference, Rodriguez also announced that ADP has joined Virginia Values Veterans, a state program committed to helping companies “understand, design and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans.”
Rodriguez said ADP already has hired 23 veterans and seven military spouses in Norfolk, part of a larger team of more than 1,000 veterans who currently work at the company. Veterans at ADP have come from all branches of the military and served in every major conflict since Vietnam.
“As a company, we’re committed to diversity in all its forms,” said Rodriguez. “Veterans, in particular, have demonstrated strong leadership skills, strong resiliency, and a wonderful ability to work as team players to get things done. Those are exactly the kinds of skills we need to continue our success.”
“It has always been a top priority to ensure the Commonwealth remains competitive in meeting the needs of business and providing jobs for our residents, especially our veterans,” said Haymore. “I’m proud that once again, Virginia has been able to meet the needs of a company like ADP and position Norfolk for future economic growth. Today’s ribbon-cutting underscores the great work Governor McAuliffe has done, in partnership with our public and private sector partners, to build a new Virginia economy.”
Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander agreed.
“We are grateful that ADP, after its due diligence, agreed that Norfolk has what it needs in terms of a strong, diverse community and exceptionally skilled workers who will contribute to the company’s success,” said Alexander.
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