The SC Department of Commerce released the following news this week:
General Information Services, Inc. (GIS), one of the most experienced and largest background screening providers in the nation, is expanding its Midlands operations with a new facility in Richland County. The company is investing more than $2.7 million in the new facility, which will complement the firm’s existing Lexington County corporate headquarters. The expansion is expected to generate 91 new jobs over the next five years.
Established in 1966, GIS was initially focused on providing screening services exclusively to the insurance industry. After a change in ownership in 1996, GIS expanded dramatically, becoming one of the fastest growing technology companies in the nation. Today, with a workforce of more than 1,000 people, the firm provides its services to some of the world’s largest employers. In addition to its existing South Carolina operations, GIS operates a Western Operations Center in Dallas, Texas and sales offices throughout the nation.
To expand its Midlands operations, GIS is leasing 18,000 square-feet of office space at 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive in Columbia. The expansion and additional workforce will allow GIS to successfully meet increased customer demand. Those interested in joining the GIS team should visit the company’s career center page online. For more information on the company, visit www.geninfo.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 grant to Richland County to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project.
“Today’s announcement from GIS is more good news for Richland County and Columbia,” said Richland County Council Chairman Torrey Rush. “We are glad to assist in the expansion of this fast growing company and to continue to diversify our local economy.”
FIVE FAST FACTS
· General Information Services, Inc. is expanding its Midlands operations with a new facility in Richland County.
· $2.7 million investment to create 91 new jobs.
· GIS was established in 1966 and is headquartered in Chapin.
· The company’s new Richland County facility will be located at 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive in Columbia.
· Those interested in joining the GIS team should visit the company’s career center page online.