Birmingham business base continues to expand.
Allegis Global Solutions, a leading provider of global talent acquisition and staffing management solutions, will create 100 jobs in Birmingham as it expands its UK operations with a new recruitment delivery centre.
The centre will serve AGS’ growing client base which includes a number of FTSE 100 companies in the finance, healthcare, manufacturing and technology industries.
The centre is located in new collaborative workspace, Alpha Works – based in the iconic Alpha Birmingham building. AGS will be one of the first companies to operate from the newly opened facility.
The range of new positions will include recruitment sourcing specialists, administrators, recruitment coordinators, staffing specialists, and programme coordinators. A number of roles will also be created for managers to lead the recruitment and staffing teams.
Describing Birmingham as the natural fit for their new office, AGS have cited the city’s leading business credentials, talented workforce, and growth potential as key reasons behind their investment in the region. AGS also cited Birmingham’s language diversity and number of business students – which is greater than any other city outside of the capital – as key pull factors, prompting their expansion in the area. Finally, Birmingham is well-suited for the global company due to the city’s high-frequency of UK, European and US flights.
Phil Cooper, vice president of operations, EMEA region at Allegis Global Solutions, commented: “Birmingham was the obvious choice for us as we wanted to establish ourselves in a city with a highly educated – more than 120,000 university graduate students are in close proximity – and diverse demographic. This access to an incredible amount of high-quality candidates lends us the scalability we need as we grow.
“As a fast-expanding global company with more than 30 offices around the world, we wanted to make sure we positioned ourselves in a city with globally-minded, ambitious and linguistically diverse professionals. We’re excited about the opportunity to grow here in Birmingham.”
Nicola Hewitt, Commercial Director of inward investment agency Business Birmingham, added: “Allegis Global Solutions is the latest in a string of high-profile, international companies investing in Birmingham. The region’s growing talent pool and vibrant demographic continues to serve as a major draw for competitive businesses with an ambitious vision for growth.
“This is a clear example of how Birmingham’s global outlook, its diversity and understanding of the international market, are all making the city an obvious choice for major organisations worldwide”.