Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Hayes Locums, a professional services physician placement firm, announced today that it will add 250 new jobs, retain 184 and make a capital investment of $6.8 million at its new 77,105-square-foot headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, located at 5900 N Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
“With an increase in staff of nearly 50% since March 2018, and our plans to add hundreds of new jobs in South Florida, this expanded space is a natural step in the continued growth of Hayes Locums,” says CEO John Hayes. “Our new headquarters represents our ongoing commitment to serving our clients and we’re very excited to remain in our home city of Fort Lauderdale.”
Hayes Locums cited the quality of life, access to talent and proven growth and success in the South Florida market as reasons for choosing to expand in Fort Lauderdale. Greater Fort Lauderdale competed with Buffalo, New York for the expansion. The company has been recognized for its dedication to positive-match outcomes and high-impact service, including the number one ranking on the Staffing Industry Analysts “Fastest Growing US Staffing Firms for 2017,” second place in the Sun Sentinel’s “Top Workplaces for 2015,” ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award and Best of Staffing® Talent Award consecutively from 2014–2018 and number one on South Florida Business Journal’s list of fastest growing companies in 2018.
Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce and Enterprise Florida president and CEO said, “Enterprise Florida is proud that Hayes Locums has chosen South Florida to expand and grow their business. This announcement is great news for Broward County families.”
A true economic super-state, Florida is a $1 trillion economy and the 17th largest economy in the world, if considered a country. Companies across all industries can benefit from its huge market, and large and diverse workforce. In addition, its low corporate tax burden, no personal income tax and modern infrastructure provide the ideal business location.
This project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
Mayor Dean Trantalis of the City of Fort Lauderdale said, “One of my goals as mayor has been to diversify our economy and attract more high-value jobs. I’m glad Hayes Locums chose to expand and add 250 new jobs here in the City of Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale has become a location of choice for professional services firms. We look forward to celebrating the success of Hayes Locums in Fort Lauderdale.”
Bob Swindell, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said, “Hayes Locums’ choice to add 250 new jobs in Fort Lauderdale reaffirms the strength of Broward County as a talent hub for professional services jobs.”
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention; small business growth through international trade and exporting programs; promotion of sporting events; promotion and protection of Florida's military bases; and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County. Services offered by the Alliance include assistance with business relocation or expansion and site selection; incentive programs and information; market research; and serving as a liaison for workforce development between CareerSource Broward, educational institutions and the business community.