700 jobs will be filled by October

Automatic Data Processing Inc. wants the first wing of its Augusta Solution Center done in eight months -- and the people to fill it up hired and trained, too.


That means ADP will hire 200 to 300 people this summer for its new $40 million office on Flowing Wells Road, in addition to the 150 people it is seeking to fill its temporary offices on Stevens Creek Road.

An executive with the New Jersey-based payroll, human resources and tax-filing processor said 700 people will be working for the company by the time the first wing is complete in October.

Senior Vice President Steve Penrose said during a Tuesday groundbreaking ceremony that the company will eventually employ 1,000 people in Augusta, with the "potential for more."

Workers could begin clearing the woodlands at Flowing Wells Road and Interstate Parkway as soon as today to meet the aggressive construction schedule.

"Our busy time of the year is year-end. You can imagine when you're in the payroll business, you've got a huge surge of activity in the W-2 process," Mr. Penrose said.

The 160,000-square-foot facility should be complete by March 2009, Mr. Penrose said. He said the company will move from the temporary location once the Flowing Wells campus is ready.

Reach Tim Rausch at (706) 823-3352 or timothy.rausch@augustachronicle.com.


DECEMBER 2006: Automatic Data Processing Inc. announces it is coming to Augusta and will hire 1,000 people.

JULY: ADP opens its temporary location on Stevens Creek Road.

JAN. 29: Groundbreaking on its permanent $40 million, 160,000-square-foot Solution Center on Flowing Wells Road

OCTOBER: Proposed opening of the first wing

MARCH 2009: The permanent campus should be done


Go to: WWW.ADP.COM/CORPORATE/CAREERS">style="bold">WWW.ADP.COM/CORPORATE/CAREERS. ADP offers careers in information technology, sales, finance, human resources and client services. Six Augusta-based payroll-related positions were added Tuesday.

The company plans to hire 200 to 300 people this summer.


1. Sitel Corp.1,150
2. UPS Customhouse Brokerage Inc. 452
3. T-Mobile350*
4. Knology300
5. ADP280**
6. Palmetto GBA286
7. Medac Inc.240

* Full employment plans for at least 750

** Full employment plans for at least 1,000

Source: Development Authority of Richmond County