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Fast Growing IT Company Expands in the Columbus Region, Adding 75 New Jobs

May 21, 2018

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Columbus, Ohio – Fast Switch, LTD, one of the fastest growing, privately-held, IT staffing companies in the nation, announced plans to expand its presence in Dublin, Ohio, investing $225,000 and adding 75 new jobs. Hiring for developers and analysts, and cyber and help desk positions will begin in summer 2018.

“Our high-growth model has been incredibly successful and as we look to amplify our national presence, it made sense to grow our local footprint and expand our staff at home in Dublin,” said Randy Dean, president, Fast Switch. “The Columbus Region provides a wealth of IT talent for our company to tap into, and we’re excited to play a part in solidifying the Region as an emerging tech hub.”

Fast Switch is expecting significant revenue and employment growth as the company amplifies its offerings around its cyber security and robotic process automation practices. The company currently has 206 employees at its headquarters at 4900 Blazer Parkway, with the expansion adding an additional 75 new jobs. Capital investment will go toward building costs. As Fast Switch expands its presence locally and nationally, the company is bolstering its operational capacity at its Dublin headquarters to help accelerate its growth, while continuing to meet public demand.

“We’re delighted to see another locally headquartered company continue to invest in Dublin, adding new capital and jobs to our community,” said Colleen Gilger, director of economic development, City of Dublin. “The growth of local tech companies like Fast Switch helps ensure Dublin will continue to thrive in the modern economy for years to come.”

Fast Switch offers a range of services for clients and focuses primarily on IT professional services and consulting. The company provides customized programs including the MTAC-Military Training and Assistance Program that, in conjunction with some of the leading firms in the Columbus Region, has a positive impact on veteran employment. The company also offers an IT Apprentice Program that has helped students without an IT degree move into IT roles.

“As the Columbus Region generates IT talent, we are seeing more cutting-edge companies like Fast Switch thrive and grow here,” said Ted Griffith, managing director for information technology, JobsOhio. “Fast Switch will have 75 more associates on the front lines confronting IT challenges such as cyber security for its clients worldwide, and they will be doing that work from Dublin, Ohio.”

The Columbus Region is home to a vibrant IT ecosystem that benefits Fortune 500 corporations and local technology startups alike. In fact, KLG Advisors listed the Columbus Region as a top U.S. metro for IT staffing potential, based on the concentration of IT talent, growth of IT labor force, and university and college output in the Region. Dublin is a city of more than 48,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus.

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About Fast Switch, LTD
Fast Switch, Ltd. is one of the fastest growing, privately-held, IT staffing companies in the nation. Fast Switch was formed in December of 1996 and currently has 808 associates working in 35 states across the US. Fast Switch’s client base includes 32 percent of the Fortune 25 and revenues for 2016 exceeded $95 million. Learn more at fastswitch.com.

About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.

About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA
Dublin is a city of more than 48,000+ residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation and in 2015 was named one of America’s Top 20 Creative Class Cities. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. Learn more at DublinOhioUSA.gov.

Columbus 2020 Media Contact
Irene Alvarez
614-225-6941
ia@columbusregion.com

Fast Switch Media Contact
Randy Dean
614-336-3634
rdean@fastswitch.com