Paychex announces 100-job expansion in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - Payroll and HR services company Paychex has announced a 100-job expansion for its operations in Baton Rouge.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Paychex Senior Vice President of Service John Gibson made the announcement Thursday. Paychex is a provider of human capital management solutions for payroll, human resources, retirement and insurance services.
Gibson says Paychex will retain 60 existing jobs and add 100 new direct jobs at its Baton Rouge location over the coming five years.
Hiring for the new direct jobs is already underway with an average annual salary of $32,000 with benefits. The Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will also result in 97 new indirect jobs, bringing a total of close to 200 new jobs to the Capital region.
Paychex also has had an office in New Orleans since 1979 with its Baton Rouge office opening shortly thereafter in 1980. Paychex serves an estimated 600,000 small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and Germany with outsourcing solutions for payroll, HR and benefits.
“The expansion of Paychex operations in Louisiana is a testament not only to the company’s confidence in Louisiana, but the confidence of business owners in our state,” Gov. Edwards said. “Louisiana business owners have faith in our state and our future, and as they continue their operations, they turn to companies like Paychex for vital business functions. The Paychex expansion will result in great new jobs for the people of the Capital Region, ensuring they can have a great career in the place they call home.”
The company relocated its Baton Rouge office to Sherwood Forest Boulevard near Coursey in February of last year. It serves as a local office and a regional service center.
“Baton Rouge has proven to be a great location for us to support our clients and the continued growth of Paychex,” Gibson said. “The access to a high-quality workforce and the support of the local and state governments makes this an ideal location for this expansion.”
In order to secure Paychex expansion in East Baton Rouge Parish, the state offered a competitive incentive package that includes the services of Louisiana Economic Development’s state workforce development program. The company will also take advantage of the state’s Quality Jobs Program.