Endurance International Group is hiring 600 new employees and expanding its Tempe, Ariz. office by 71,000 square feet to accommodate them, according to a Wednesday announcement. The $1.8 million investment in renovations to its current location will be completed in October.
The hiring spree is part of a planned expansion that will offset some of the job losses as a result of its Orem, Utah office closure, which the company announced last week. Shutting down the Orem office will cost 440 local Bluehost employees their jobs.
In an email to the WHIR last week, Endurance said: “We’re evolving the way we take care of our customers by consolidating the support function from Orem to our existing office in Tempe, Arizona. Many of these roles may also relocate to our offices in Provo and Salt Lake City. This will enable the Bluehost brand to continue to grow as a choice provider of online services.”
The Tempe office, which supports Endurance brands iPage, Bluehost, Domain.com, SEO Gears and SinglePlatform, is currently 68,000 square feet, according to the announcement.
Members of Endurance senior leadership including President and COO Ron LaSalvia and Operations General Manager Andrew Wright were joined by Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and Economic Development Director Donna Kennedy at a kick-off ceremony for the new space on Tuesday.
“Our office here in Tempe is ideal for attracting the talent we need to continue to grow our presence in the valley as a trusted employer and valuable member of the community. We look forward to continuing to partner with the Mayor and the City of Tempe,” General Manager of Endurance Tempe Operations, Andrew Wright said in a statement.
Endurance will partner with the Tempe Scales Technology Academy to provide supplies and programming for its students as part of its effort to support the local community and encourage a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Endurance is currently seeking applicants and will host a job fair in Tempe on Thurs., Feb. 16.