Tilson, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides human resources and benefits solutions, will expand its operations in Greenwood, IN, creating up to 245 new jobs by 2020.
Tilson will invest $1.55 million to renovate and expand its current headquarters in Greenwood, while considering long-term sites to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The investment will also be used to upgrade corporate infrastructure to support the expansion.
Founded in 1995 by Brent Tilson, the company currently employs 70 Hoosiers at its corporate headquarters and expects to begin hiring additional human resources and benefits positions this summer.
“Many Hoosier business owners today are looking for ways to recruit and retain top performers and are working hard to provide comprehensive HR and benefits for their employees,” said Brent Tilson, president and chief executive officer of Tilson. “It is proven that companies that use PEOs like Tilson thrive – they grow faster, have lower employee turnover and are less likely to go out of business. Our investment is not only in Tilson but in small to midsized businesses across the state and nation, and we appreciate the state’s and community’s support as we grow.”
Tilson’s integrated management solution provides customized human resources to businesses across the country through specialization in benefits, compensation, risk management, employee relations, health and wellness, finance, human resource information systems (HRIS) and strategic management. The company has a multi-million dollar technology platform and three primary service offerings: PEO services to limit a company’s overhead, human resource management and executive consulting on customized growth strategies.
The company, which recently acquired Phoenix-based Amerisource HR, has experienced a 51% increase in employees under management over the last year. Tilson’s growth has been fueled by considerable interest from key industries, including non-profit organizations, small to midsized businesses and high growth companies.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Tilson up to $1,525,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Greenwood will consider additional incentives.
“Homegrown Hoosier companies are growing today with confidence,” said Governor Mike Pence. “By cutting costs and reducing regulations, Indiana has created an economic environment that allows businesses to expand without the red tape. Paired with low taxes and a skilled Hoosier workforce, companies like Tilson can be assured that Indiana is a state that works.”