TEKsystems, a provider of technology services that address the pressing strategy, implementation and talent needs for more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies announced it’s expanding its office in Tempe, Arizona with plans to hire up to 300 new employees over the next three years.
“We are strategically located in Arizona to take full advantage of all the resources the state has to offer. The expansion of our Tempe facility will bring hundreds of technical and non-technical jobs to the community,” says Pete Clavell, TEKsystems regional director of recruiting.
“Access to skilled talent is a top factor in any company’s decision about where to grow its operations, and this expansion announcement by TEKsystems demonstrates the strength and quality of Arizona’s labor force,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “We thank TEKsystems for continuing to invest in Arizona and create new opportunities for our citizens.”
The company has secured an additional 24,000 square feet of office space at its West Coast corporate campus in Tempe for its TEKsystems Delivery Center. The expansion will facilitate further growth and opportunity for organizations seeking to take advantage of the resources of a global delivery organization with the experienced insights of a local partner.
TEKsystems helps realize the technology visions for businesses in the region and those with a national footprint. The company currently employs over 1,100 people in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. With new investments in real-estate and partnerships with outstanding local organizations such as ARIZONA@WORK, the Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran’s Careers, and the Arizona Commerce Authority, TEKsystems continues to develop successful strategies for the region’s leading technology initiatives across multiple industries.
“TEKsystems’ mission is to guide Arizona businesses in their technology transformation strategy and implementation, as well as work in parallel with the Arizona Commerce Authority to recruit and grow out-of-state businesses’ presence in Arizona,” says Denny Sikkila, TEKsystems Area Director for the Desert District, and a local Arizona resident. “We have a proven track record of partnering with businesses to help achieve their technology goals, and that takes the right people for the right jobs. We know this is a prime area for top IT talent to find jobs in the technologies that will enable technology transformation for businesses here.”
“In an increasingly connected world, IT companies are providing services to customers everywhere,” said Sandra Watson, president & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “However even in this age of global connectivity, place still matters -- and this announcement shows that Arizona provides industry leaders like TEKsystems the strategic location and top talent they’re seeking.”
TEKsystems has supplied locally headquartered hospitality giant Best Western with a full-service application development and management program, supporting BW’s business technology team through its local Phoenix delivery center, national presence and international solution centers.
“As a trusted partner, TEKsystems Global Services is a crucial part of my Technology Management team, and perfectly fits into our organization’s culture. They deliver continuous process improvement, centered on an outcome-based set of IT service capabilities,” says Harold Dibler, VP of Technology Management, Best Western Hotels and Resorts. “We are engaged with them around application development, cloud services, automation and digital transformation in the ever-competitive hospitality industry. They contribute to an increase in our net revenue, speed-to-market for deploying technology projects, and overall customer satisfaction to our member hotels. TEKsystems has a passion for their clients’ success, and we value our long term partnership.”
We’re partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That’s the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.
About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 11 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vīb®, GLō®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, BW Premier Collection® by Best Western, and BW Signature Collection® by Best Western; as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay® Hotel by Best Western, SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western and SureStay Collection® by Best Western. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 66 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2018, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands, and Fast Company honoring Best Western Hotels & Resorts with a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality category. Best Western has also won nine consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA/CAA’s nearly 58 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study – ranking first in breakfast (food and beverage category) for midscale; and second in overall guest satisfaction. Over 35 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western-branded hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Google® Street View provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.
* All Best Western and SureStay-branded hotels are independently owned and operated.
* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.