Creating a “Monster” in Florence, SC
Representatives from the Florence County Economic Development Partnership, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Red Rock Developments joined Monster officials this month to officially break ground on the career management company’s new customer service facility in Florence, SC.
Monster opened a temporary facility in Florence in September and has been recruiting talent and conducting training efforts since the initial announcement in June 2008. Red Rock Developments of Columbia, SC will be the developer behind the new 75,000-square-foot facility. When the facility is complete in fall 2009, it will open with approximately 350 full-time employees, with the ability to grow staff over time. Monster has already employed over 200 agents at their temporary facility in Florence.
â€śWe are very excited to be breaking ground on the Florence facility,â€ť said Art Oâ€™Donnell, executive vice president, Global Customer Services, Monster. â€śFlorence is a prosperous region that weâ€™re confident will provide us with the smart, customer-oriented talent needed to fill a variety of positions to bring best-in-class service to our customers.â€ť
â€śMonsterâ€™s decision to locate in South Carolina is another positive sign that our efforts to enhance the stateâ€™s business soil conditions are paying real dividends when it comes to attracting world-class companies and new job opportunities. Todayâ€™s groundbreaking brings with it a significant number of new jobs that will positively impact the community in the years ahead. To that end, we remain committed to continuing our efforts to improve the stateâ€™s business climate with reforms that will encourage growth and job creation throughout the state,â€ť said Governor Mark Sanford.
â€śAs State Senator and resident of Florence County, Iâ€™m very pleased to be a part of such a wonderful occasion and welcome another outstanding corporate citizen to our community,â€ť said Senator Hugh K. Leatherman. â€śMonster establishing a significant presence in Florence continues to show that this community is open for business.â€ť