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See why a global Internet company expanded to Boca

A global provider of industrial Internet is setting up shop here, another coup for the city recruiting corporate headquarters.

ORBCOMM’s new regional headquarters will now be in Boca. See what jobs they plan to fill and how to apply in a company Q&A below.

City council authorized an economic development incentive totaling $19,200 over five years. The terms of the company’s agreement include new jobs, job retention and an average wage of $76,647.

“They’re in a swing space now and will move into their new office,” said Jessica Del Vecchio, Boca’s economic development manager. “More than half the corporate headquarters in the county are based in Boca Raton. We’re currently working on a corporate relocation out of California.’’

Here’s what Michelle Ferris, ORBCOMM’s senior director of corporate communications, told Boca Voice about their choice.   

Q: Why did your international company choose Boca Raton?

A: We chose Florida because we believe over time it’s a great place to grow the company. Between the rising population, the drastic improvements in the Florida universities, especially around engineering, and the favorable tax situation, Florida seemed ideal. We chose Boca Raton because the city and Palm Beach County did a great job recruiting us and demonstrating the benefits. It’s the type of place we felt our employees would like to live, and it’s conveniently located being less than 60 miles from three major airports.

Q: Where will the new office be located? When will your permanent space be ready for a move-in? Will your executives move here as well?

A: Our new office is on Military Trail, just north of Glades Road, and will start at approximately 10,000 square feet. We are scheduled to move in by the end of July. Our CEO, Marc Eisenberg, is a Boca Raton resident and travels to all of our domestic and international offices, including Sterling, Va.; Rochelle Park, N.J.; Utica, N.Y.; Salt Lake City, Utah and San Jose, Calif. As well as to Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland and South Africa.

Q: How many employees will occupy your new office?

A: ORBCOMM has more than 800 employees around the world. We expect there to be about 50 employees in the new Boca Raton office as we continue to expand over the next few years.

Q: How many jobs are you expecting to fill and what exactly are you looking for?

A: The company expects to create 32 new jobs, most of which will be sales, engineering and finance positions.

Q: What’s the salary range?

A: The salary range is based on the role, but we expect the average salary for our Boca Raton employees to be around $75,000.

Q: Where can people apply?

A: People can apply at https://www.orbcomm.com/en/company-investors/careers

By Marci Shatzman

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