INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: First Advantage moving headquarters to Indy

2012-09-18T12:39:00Z 2012-09-18T15:33:03Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: First Advantage moving headquarters to IndyGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
September 18, 2012 12:39 pm  • 

Inside INdiana Business has learned Florida-based First Advantage plans to move its operational headquarters to the Indianapolis area and add up to 100 jobs within a year. The employee screening company says a pickup in hiring in many areas has led to increased business. First Advantage plans to hold two job fairs this week to fill more than 50 immediate openings. Read More Chief Executive Officer Jack Freker says the Indianapolis area is an ideal place for the company to grow.

 

Centaur Wins Bankruptcy Bidding For Indiana Grand

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Indians Tout 2012 Attendance

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