Fidelity National Information Services appears poised to add 150 new jobs and invest $3 million at its campus in west Little Rock.
A resolution on the city of Little Rock board of directors agenda indicates that Jacksonville, Fla.-based Fidelity will seek to utilize the state’s Arkansas Tax Back program for a partial sales tax rebate on new technology equipment, HVAC, office equipment and work stations.
The Tax Back program provides a refund of sales and use taxes for building materials and taxable machinery and equipment associated with an approved project that exceeds $100,000.
“The project will result in 150 new jobs and a total investment of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00),” the resolution says.
Fidelity is a technology company that handles payment processing and banking solutions for a broad array of clients in the financial, mortgage, and automotive industries. A Fortune 500 company, Fidelity bought the former Alltel Information Services (Systematics) in 2003 and at one time employed several hundred white-collar workers in Little Rock.
UPDATE: Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola confirmed the Fidelity expansion and added that it could be closer to 200 new job hires for the company’s call center operations. He said that an effort is being made to possibly hire recently laid-off Hewlett Packard workers for the new jobs.
HP announced last week that it would lay off 500 workers at its Conway facility.
“Fidelity is doing a joint job fair with HP to try to hire as many of those people as they can,” Stodola said.
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