Charleston, W.Va. (November 14, 2002) – West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise and officials from CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) today announced the relocation of its business support operations to Charleston, creating approximately 85 jobs.
The relocation of CDI’s Shared Services Center creates new jobs in addition to the 137 CDI has brought to Charleston in the past year. In June 2001, the Philadelphia-based company pledged to add 420 jobs to its existing workforce of 317 in West Virginia. The agreement was part of an effort spearheaded by Gov. Wise, in cooperation with CDI and Dow Chemical, to maintain technology and engineering jobs in West Virginia.
“CDI represents the type of company West Virginia needs to attract and retain, providing high-quality jobs well-suited to the caliber of our working men and women,” Gov. Wise said. “This is also an opportunity to thank CDI and Dow for keeping their pledge to bring jobs to the state.”
“CDI is committed to expanding our West Virginia operations,” said Roger H. Ballou, president and chief executive officer of CDI. “In West Virginia, we’ve found a well-educated, skilled labor force with a superior work ethic and, under Gov. Wise’s leadership, a business climate that encourages companies to create employment opportunities. We have established a very solid infrastructure on which to build our engineering project delivery, professional staffing and IT outsourcing businesses, in addition to our critical back-office operations.”
CDI will interview qualified area candidates during the first quarter of 2003 for the new positions, which include support staff for the company’s payroll, billing and collection functions.
The company also has relocated its national help desk support services, operated by CDI Innovantage, the firm’s IT outsourcing division. CDI Innovantage plans to use the West Virginia operations as a hub for providing IT infrastructure solutions to new customers.
“Our commitment is to create full-time employment opportunities with good salaries and benefits, primarily in engineering and information technology, with a special emphasis on hiring displaced workers,” said Ballou. “We’re here for the long haul.”
About CDI Corp.
CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is a global provider of engineering and information technology project delivery and specialized staffing. Subsidiaries include Todays Staffing and Management Recruiters International, the world's largest executive search and recruitment organization. CDI and its franchisees operate more than 1,400 offices in 27 countries. Visit CDI on the web at www.cdicorp.com.
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