Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Southwest Florida as part of a big company’s multi-million dollar investment into the SWFL area.
Alta Resources has invested $21-million into the area and is building a huge new campus off of Daniels Parkway near the airport, and is expected to create 800 jobs in SWFL, which will double their number of employees.
Fort Myers was in the running with three other states, but ultimately ended up being the selection for Alta, and the county just finalized the incentive package on Monday.
$39K in tax money was used to back the company. The payoff for this will be that dozens of jobs with salaries of at least $45K will come to the area. And the deal will create hundreds of additional jobs at entry level positions, which start at $13 an hour.
“Wow, 800 jobs that’s great.. any company that’s expanding they have to consider the low unemployment rate. We have seen wages start to increase Alta’s very competitive in this market not only with wages but the benefit packages they offer,” said Jim Wall, who is a Career Source Communications Director.
Alta says in order for them to fill all of these positions they will host a career fair on May 1, at the Alico Arena.