Job Creation Efforts Place #1 for Highest Average Wage in Sarasota County

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Job creation efforts pay off big for employees at Sarasota-based, now placed #1 for highest average wage in Sarasota County. They have created 14 jobs so far with 100 planned over five years with a company average over $69,000., the leader in international package forwarding and shipping, has placed first in highest average wage among the Sarasota County companies that have been participating in the county’s job creation incentive program. Currently on its 18th month, the program was designed to incentivize companies to create jobs for the community. is happy to report that they have created 14 jobs giving the overall company average wage of $69,249, the highest to-date. New positions were added to all facets of the company within the executive management, warehouse and logistics and customer service and personal shopping teams. Plans continue for to create 100 jobs over the next five years, as promised.

“This is a great program for Sarasota County and we’re happy to be an active participant in it,” says Eric Baird, CEO and Founder of “Having started here, it’s important for us to continue to cull experts in the community to add to our expanding team. We have continued to grow 70% year-over-year and will need the right team in place to remain on that trend. Our plans to add 100 more employees over the next five years remains a tangible goal,” according to Mr. Baird.

“It is great having a company like expanding and providing well-paying jobs during these difficult economic times. It’s a good example of how the public and private sector can work together to strengthen Sarasota County’s economy,” said Mark Huey, CEO and President of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County.

Throughout the state of Florida there were over 700,000 jobs lost from 2006 to 2011 which has spawned various job creation incentive programs similar to Sarasota County’s. Early figures indicate that over 130,000 jobs will be added to the Florida job market this year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently showed Florida on the second largest “upswing” behind Texas.

About Founded in 1997, is the first, largest and most trusted leader in package forwarding, servicing over 100,000 global consumer and business customers annually. employs shipping experts to handle their customer’s international shipping logistics, package consolidation, export compliance and customs paperwork for the 2,000+ packages received daily.

Named 2009 Exporter of the Year from the U.S. Department of Commerce and one of Inc. magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2008, continues to earn national and regional awards and honors from a variety of technology and business development groups.

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