PODS Expands, Adds 40 Jobs in Pinellas County

Moving and storage solutions specialists PODS Enterprises, Inc. is growing significantly, creating 40 new high-wage jobs and expanding its corporate headquarters to the Feather Sound Corporate Center in Pinellas County.

The expansion project additionally includes a $2.1 million capital investment, a Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund incentive dedicated to the creation of the new high-wage jobs by 2016.

The continued development initiative of PODS comes at a time of tremendous organizational growth. This year, the company hired 324 new associates and 22 new executives, driving the need to increase the space necessary to house its growing employee base.

"We’ve always been growing. We’re in the process of looking at our organization and the skill sets that we need to continue to help us grow. These 40 positions will help us grow," says Lisa Goettel, senior VP of human resources.

The new corporate headquarters will be housed on the third and fourth floors of the Feather Sound Corporate Center. The company’s existing customer service center at Rio Vista Drive will also undergo renovations to feature expanded training facilities and additional space for future company growth.

"Moving our corporate headquarters into the larger location in Feather Sound also allows us to expand the size of our National Sales and Service center at our current location. We are very excited about our relocation and are happy to be staying in Pinellas County," says President and CEO John Koch.

As PODS sought out suitable sites to accommodate their increasing growth, the company considered such other locations as Georgia to expand, but ultimately selected Pinellas County as the place to be as they further grow.

"We looked at many different locations, but we believe our roots are here. We have so many good employees already working for us, so we just felt that this was the appropriate place to be when we looked at all of the components," says Goettel.

For information on hiring opportunities, visit PODS online.

Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Lisa Goettel and John Koch, PODS; Stacey Swank, Pinellas County Economic Development
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