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Company to help in hiring of 300
Express works with Alpharetta business
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Forsyth County News


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A Forsyth County company is about to add 300 new hires.

Express Employment Professionals has been tapped to handle the hiring for Vesta, an electronic payments processing company that is opening a call center in northern Fulton County.

“Vesta’s newest facility in north Fulton will have a tremendous impact upon our community,” said Randall Toussaint, vice president of economic development for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.

“This vividly demonstrates the extent to which our region is quickly emerging as a premiere location for technology and data companies.”

Once hired, the employees will be working at Vesta’s Alpharetta location. They will be trained by Vesta staff, but will be employees of Express.

Rodney Moore, who has owned the Forsyth area Express franchise for the past decade, said the two companies have a history of working together.

“Our Express office in Portland [Ore.] has been working with them for seven years,” he said. “They were looking at another Express office that can handle their employee needs here as well.”

Moore said the company will hire about 200 of the 300 initial employees and will grow from there.

Applications are being accepted for order processing agent positions, whose pay ranges between $9 and $10 an hour.

Express is looking to hire for a variety of shifts since Vesta “is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

“The first class will be Jan. 24, which will be a big class,” Moore said. “After that, it will be a new class for training each week for approximately six weeks, but after that there will still be ongoing hiring for additional needs.”

The addition of so many jobs is huge for the local economy, but it’s also a boost for Express.

Moore, whose franchise handles Forsyth and northern Fulton and Gwinnett counties, has about 250 employees working daily.

“It’s a big account,” he said of Vesta. “It will generate additional income and profit to our company, but it will also be a major impact for an economic tax base in counties like Forsyth and north Fulton and where these people are coming from.”

Toussaint said the most significant factor of the arrangement is that it has fostered collaborations across many jurisdictions.

“Our chamber is thrilled that a local small business ... is partnering with Vesta to fulfill the company’s initial work force development needs,” Toussaint said.

“We anticipate that Vesta’s partnership with Express Employment Professionals will help EEP to grow by approximately 35 percent in 2011.”