Verizon’s corporate finance operations hub in Lake Mary, Fla., is coming together quickly. The project was first announced in February in conjunction with Gov. Rick Scott, and groundbreaking was held in April for the 220,000-square-foot building.
Today there are 270 employees working in a temporary office adjacent to the construction site. The employees, a mix of internal transfers and new hires, are just the beginning as hiring continues, with an initial goal of 750 employees on-site by 2014-15 to perform functions such as accounting, payroll, commissions, revenue assurance and fraud detection. Meanwhile, similar efforts are under way to bring 500 additional finance jobs to the company’s other finance hub, under development in Tulsa, Okla.
When completed, the $50-million building in Lake Mary will feature advanced telecommunications technology like Cisco TelePresence, a 6,000 square-foot exercise center and a cafeteria modeled after Verizon’s headquarters facility in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Currently In Tulsa, there are more than 200 finance employees who help make up the 1,000+ Verizon employees based at the sprawling 104-acre Cherokee Industrial Park campus. As part of the Verizon finance transformation project, the company is adding an additional 500 jobs to this Tulsa finance hub during the next two years. Employees from across the country have already begun working in Tulsa to be part of this exciting project and expand their career paths at Verizon.
Some of the finance functions performed at the new Tulsa finance hub include accounts payable, invoice validation and selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Verizon Wholesale accounting functions.
Verizon is actively recruiting new hires for the two finance hubs from local area colleges, universities and business schools, as well as seasoned finance professionals from other companies, and internal transfers are still progressing. Verizon is also participating in the Hire Our Heroes program nationwide and recruiting veterans and those who are getting ready to transition from military service to private-sector jobs. This program also includes family members of veterans.
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