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Frank Recruitment Group celebrates award success with new US office

It’s been a busy month for local staffing firm Frank Recruitment Group. Hot on the heels of topping a prestigious list of Best Companies for Women 2019 came the announcement that it was launching a new office in the United States.

The award followed a global survey arranged by DataBird, which was set up to help employers understand what adjustments needed to be made to best support their workforce.

The company’s newest location, in Charlotte, North Carolina, will open its doors in October 2019, creating up to 90 junior and senior sales jobs in the city. The Charlotte hub is the company’s tenth office in the United States to date, with ambitions for that number to increase in future.

Incredible opportunities in Charlotte

“This is a long-term commitment to the area,” said James-Lloyd Townshend, Chairman and CEO of Frank Recruitment Group.

“We’ve invested over $1m in infrastructure to be here, and we plan to recruit workers from the local talent pool, offering highly motivated individuals the chance of a fantastic career in sales with incredible opportunities in front of them.”

Charlotte is quickly establishing itself as a critical part of the US tech scene. The number of tech professionals has increased 40% in the last five years and the city has seen the likes of PayPal and Lowes set up offices in the area.

Frank Recruitment Group’s Charlotte office will initially operate two brands: Nigel Frank International will serve the Azure jobs market and Jefferson Frank will cover staffing for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Success story for Newcastle firm

The company’s expansion in the US is the latest chapter in the remarkable rise of a company that started life on Westgate Road, Newcastle in 2006. That office contained just three members of staff, and the company now employs over 1,900 people worldwide.

Since launching its first American office in New York in 2010, the firm now operates from nine locations across the United States, including cities such as San Francisco, Dallas and Philadelphia. The company has also expanded its presence into Asia Pacific, with hubs in Singapore and Melbourne, and more offices planned as part of its ongoing global growth strategy.

This has been achieved with a focus on becoming a great place to work, a goal that has been backed up with a string of awards including its latest gong from DataBird. Many of the company’s 21 offices around the world are led by employees who started life with the tech recruiters in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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