Governor Wolf Announces Web.com to Expand Operations in Luzerne County, Reshoring Jobs Back to United States
Author: Heidi Havens
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Web.com (NASDAQ: WEB), a provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will reshore operations and expand at its existing facility in Drums, Luzerne County, a move that will create 74 new jobs.
“Our skilled workforce and job training programs are helping to attract new growth across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration supports creating a pro-business climate that creates jobs and helps to build strong, stable communities.”
Web.com will expand its operations by increasing the technology-based customer service center, bringing outsourced jobs back to its existing facility in Drums. The company has committed to creating 74 new, full-time jobs and retaining 268 current positions over the next three years.
Web.com received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $148,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, a $40,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, and $25,650 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with CAN DO, Inc. and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
“Web.com is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our over 3 million customers. Our team in Drums consists of caring experts that are dedicated to quality in every customer interaction. For this reason, when we decided to move our customer service back to the states, Drums was an obvious choice,” said David Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Web.com.
Web.com, provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is the owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services.
For more information on Web.com and the positions available at the site, visit www.web.com/careers or call 844-JOBS-WEB.
For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.
Megan Healey, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Heidi Havens, DCED, 717-783-1132
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