“This expansion is an extraordinary asset to our city,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “It further demonstrates Jacksonville’s continued progress in economic development and job growth. I am thrilled with the opportunities this creates for our citizens and community.”
The center will be an integral part of the EY firm in the U.S. that brings specialized technology, business process support and other professional services to clients in the Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance and Wealth and Asset Management industries. The 450 positions created for the center will be focused on information technology, testing and risk skills to enhance the operations of clients.
“Jacksonville is a desirable corporate location, and the established financial services presence here makes the city a great fit for our newest client service delivery center,” said Shawn Smith, Partner, Southeast Financial Services Leader, Ernst & Young LLP. “This investment advances EY’s long-term strategy of continuing to grow our integrated business and technology service offerings in financial services, while delivering EY’s purpose of building a better working world to our clients and communities.”
“We look forward to growing the EY community in Jacksonville and investing in talented individuals who share our values and commitment to delivering exceptional service,” said Mike Brennan, North Florida Offices Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP.
EY is a leading global professional services firm and currently employs more than 100 people at its Jacksonville office. EY member firms have more than 212,000 employees in more than 140 countries worldwide.
"This project is bringing hundreds of jobs to our city, in targeted industries like financial services and IT," said Council President Greg Anderson. "This announcement is indicative of Jacksonville's growing economic momentum as a regional hub for technology and finance sectors."
This expansion will further bolster Jacksonville’s strength in information technology and financial services – two of the six industries targeted by JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber.
“Our economic development leaders made conscious, strategic decisions to grow IT and financial services jobs in our community, and those efforts are certainly paying off,” said JAX Chamber Chair Audrey Moran. “There is strength in numbers. When other businesses in similar industries continue to invest and expand in Jacksonville, organizations like EY are taking note and know they’ll be able to find the skilled workers here they’ll need to be successful.”
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