Tuesday, April 18 2017
Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho Announces Two New Business Expansions
In addition, Utah’s modular home builder Zip Kit Homes has announced plans to expand their operations into the Pocatello-Chubbuck area this summer, possibly adding 40 new jobs.
“We continue to see positive growth in our region with business expansions including NAVEX and Zip Kit Homes,” said Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). “Eastern Idaho offers an opportunity for businesses to tap into our large skilled labor pool and enjoy a low-cost location to grow their businesses. We welcome them to our region,” she said.
According to NAVEX, among the several positive aspects of the Rexburg location is the concentration of potential job applicants with multilingual skills, in part due to the proximity of BYU-Idaho. NAVEX Global’s international business growth has accelerated in recent years, necessitating a commensurate expansion in multilingual contact center staffing. Job applications are already being accepted for part-time employment with employee training slated for mid-May.
“NAVEX Global, a very forward-thinking company, joins the growing number of businesses that recognize Rexburg as a center of business development due to the synergy between the city and the university to offer a low-cost center for doing business with a large highly skilled workforce, said Rexburg Mayor Jerry L. Merrill. “We welcome NAVEX Global and hope to provide them with a vibrant, thriving talent pool that will continue to drive their business growth and strengthen Rexburg's business sector,” he said.
Zip Kit Homes has outgrown their Utah factory and decided Pocatello best matched their business needs. “We were looking for a place where there was a decent labor force and was a good mid-sized city, something that wasn’t too expensive,” Zip Kit Homes owner Chris Jaussi said. “And Pocatello came up on the radar. Because of the interest in our homes in the areas around Jackson Hole and other expensive mountain areas, we thought it would be nice to be closer to those locations.”*
* Idaho State Journal 4/13/2017
About NAVEX Global