WebstaurantStore Creating 300 Jobs In Florida

The ecommerce restaurant supply company will invest $1 million to expand in Tampa, and plans to create more than 300 new jobs.

Ecommerce restaurant supply company WebstaurantStore, Inc. will expand its operations in Tampa, FL. The Lancaster, PA-based company’s new office will create more than 300 new jobs and include $1 million in capital investment.

Tampa Florida
Tampa, Florida. (Photo: Enterprise Florida)

“We are very excited to open our new location in Tampa,” said Dave Groff, President of WebstaurantStore. “As the largest and fastest growing e-commerce company in our industry, we will have a lot of opportunities for new team members in the next few years. We look forward to finding those people in the Tampa Bay area.”

Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created nearly 1.6 million private sector jobs, and Florida’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point since April 2007.

“Florida continues to outpace the nation in job growth because businesses are able to grow in Florida,” said Governor Rick Scott. “In fact, Florida’s private sector has created nearly 1.6 million jobs since December 2010, and our unemployment rate is the lowest its been in over a decade. I’m proud of the work we’ve done over the past seven-and-a-half years to cut taxes and create an environment that supports economic success. These 300 new jobs will give Florida families more opportunities to find a great job.”

WebstaurantStore joins a growing list of companies that have chosen to expand in Hillsborough County recently, including Liftup, Validity, and Frank Recruitment Group.

“Webstaurant was in search of a new pool of talent, and as a longstanding leader in IT services, Tampa was able to deliver,” said Alan F. List, MD, Chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, and President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “We thank Webstaurant for bringing hundreds of high wage jobs to Tampa and we look forward to helping them connect with the talented workforce they need to thrive here.”

The project was made possible through partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“We are proud to see WebstaurantStore expand in Tampa and add more than 300 new jobs for hardworking Floridians,” said Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Their commitment to the state of Florida illustrates that our business-friendly policies are working and is a win for the families of Hillsborough County.”

“Hillsborough County offers Webstaurant the highly-skilled IT talent it needs for its next market expansion,” said Sandra Murman, Chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “We’re thrilled Webstaurant chose our community and look forward to supporting them as they establish their new office in Hillsborough County.”

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