ADP plans office with 1,500 jobs in Tempe

Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 20:28:52-05

A major payroll and human resources outsourcing company plans to establish a new office in Tempe that will create 1,500 new jobs.

Gov. Doug Ducey's office announced the expansion project of Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP.

"ADP is a Fortune 500 company that's bringing great jobs to this community," said Chris Camacho, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

The office will be located in a building that formerly housed the headquarters of US Airways, since merged into American Airlines.

"While you never like to see any kind of downsizing that we saw with that particular site, that does create opportunities to  place new companies into those real estate solutions," Camacho said.

ADP spokeswoman Allyce Hackmann said the new office in Tempe will be a base for employees providing the company's services.

ADP plans six job fairs in coming months to begin hiring. The first will be held Nov. 18 at Arizona State University.

An ADP spokesperson said the company will still keep its other two Arizona locations fully staffed. ADP has offices in Chandler and Tucson, each with a couple hundred employees according to the spokesperson.