President Layton Roberts said the timing of the move, coupled with the announcement that his new location is in the recently announced West Third Street Opportunity Zone, should really be beneficial to his business.
Will Roberts be adding more employees? “Oh, most certainly,” he said. “We’ll process W-2’s in January, and in that process I ordered 1,300 W-2’s. I would say half of that is brand new employees that were added this (past) year.”
Roberts estimated 500 of those job placements occurred at businesses in Rome and Floyd County. Companies related to the automotive industry are where Roberts said he has had considerable success placing workers in 2010.
“Since our lease was ending I told myself that the next move I was going to make I was going to buy a building. Well, that didn’t necessarily happen,” said Roberts. “Roy Echols had this building for sale, so we did a build-out and moved our corporate office over here.”
Roberts’ firm endeavors to place workers with companies in a five county area around Rome, including Cherokee County, Alabama.