Monday, January 29, 2007

New Louisville Jobs

Well, I myself have started a new job, and it has taken away much of my computer time - hence the delay since my last post and the short post tonight. Despite the short post today, there have been some good job releases recently in Louisville.

Geek Squad to add 350 more positions
Best Buys announced it was amending it's plans for the Geek Squad City facility in Bullitt County. Six months ago Geek Squad City opened with plans for 500 full time employees, but now Best Buy will add 350 more positions for a total of 850 computer "geek" repairmen. When the facility was originally announced, the state of Kentucky offered over 10 million dollars in tax rebates. Louisville was eventually chosen due to the proximity of UPS WorldHub and the their ability to get computers in and out several days faster due to UPS.

California Printer to add 20 more jobs to West End location
Print Fulfillment Services, formerly, which opened up a large facility in the economically stagnant West End last year, is preparing to add 20 more positions and invest nearly 2 million more dollars in their facility. Last year when their facility was under construction they made it clear they wanted to get as many local West End residents as possible in their operation. They want to continue that commitment with this newest expansion.

West End Indoor Recycling Center brings 20 positions, perhaps more
Last week a group of local investors submitted plans for a 5 million dollar indoor recycling facility in the West End. The facility plans to hire for 20 positions initially, with growth plans of up to 80 more positions. The group has made it known they want to try and also provide the bulk of their positions to locals of the West End.

PharMerica to add 200 HQ jobs
Louisville scored a coup with the gain of PharMerica to the local corporate scene. The HQ will initially have up to 300 positions, with 100 positions already being filled by Louisvillians. With salaries of over 77,000$ a year, that's nothing to turn your nose up to in Louisville.

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