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WebstaurantStore Expands With Tampa, Florida, Operations Center

Online restaurant supply company WebstaurantStore, Inc. has chosen to expand in Tampa, Florida. The new operations center will create more than 300 new IT and customer solutions jobs and include $1 million in capital investment.

The Tampa office will comprise of two divisions, information technology and customer solutions, located at 7702 and 7802-50 Woodland Center Blvd. WebstaurantStore has committed to 155 jobs with average salaries estimated above $75,000 in its IT division for positions such as database administration, software engineers, QA engineers, systems engineers, application security specialists, network security specialists, and site reliability engineers.

The customer solutions division will include approximately 150 jobs that will provide customer support while also working with IT staff to develop technology that interfaces with customers. The starting salary in the customer solutions division will be $45,000.

“We are very excited to open our new location in Tampa,” said Dave Groff, President of WebstaurantStore. “As the largest and fastest growing e-commerce company in our industry, we will have a lot of opportunities for new team members in the next few years. We look forward to finding those people in the Tampa Bay area.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida continues to outpace the nation in job growth because businesses are able to grow in Florida. In fact, Florida’s private sector has created nearly 1.6 million jobs since December 2010, and our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. I’m proud of the work we’ve done over the past seven-and-a-half years to cut taxes and create an environment that supports economic success. These 300 new jobs will give Florida families more opportunities to find a great job.”

“We are proud to see WebstaurantStore expand in Tampa and add more than 300 new jobs for hardworking Floridians. Their commitment to the state of Florida illustrates that our business-friendly policies are working and is a win for the families of Hillsborough County,” said Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“Hillsborough County offers WebstaurantStore the highly-skilled IT talent it needs for its next market expansion,” said Sandra Murman, Chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “We’re thrilled WebstaurantStore chose our community and look forward to supporting them as they establish their new office in Hillsborough County.”

WebstaurantStore joins a growing list of companies that have chosen to expand in Hillsborough County recently, including Liftup, Validity, and Frank Recruitment Group.

“WebstaurantStore was in search of a new pool of talent, and as a longstanding leader in IT services, Tampa was able to deliver,” said Alan F. List, MD, Chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and President & CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “We thank WebstaurantStore for bringing hundreds of high wage jobs to Tampa and we look forward to helping them connect with the talented workforce they need to thrive here.”

“Today’s exciting announcement proves that Florida’s strong workforce talent is a perfect fit for job creators. This is a big win for Hillsborough County families,” said Joe York, Vice-Chairman of Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors.

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