New ADP facility opens in downtown Norfolk

The new Automatic Data Processing (ADP) facility in downtown Norfolk on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Credit: WAVY/Rico Bush
The new Automatic Data Processing (ADP) facility in downtown Norfolk on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Credit: WAVY/Rico Bush

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Local and state officials on Friday cut the ribbon on a new, multi-million dollar Automatic Data Processing (ADP) facility in downtown Norfolk.

The facility, which is housed in 2 Commercial Place, is expected to bring 1,800 “high paying” jobs to the city. The company is investing $32 million for the new facility.

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The payroll giant — and Fortune 500 company — already has 300 employees, including 23 veterans and seven military spouses working in Norfolk.

“Veterans are great for our company, are great for our clients, and they have strong leadership skills, strong resiliency, and a wonderful ability to work as team players,” said ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez.

The company is still accepting applications for jobs in Norfolk. Click the link to learn how to apply.

The Norfolk facility features a fitness center, bistro that serves coffee, a company cafeteria, tech café, and a lot more.

“It’s state of the art in many respects. It’s going to be a silver designated building in terms of being eco-friendly and so we’re very thoughtful in terms of our impact on the environment,” Rodriguez said.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe in March called ADP’s facility the largest economic development announcement for the area in this generation. The state provided $5 million to help fund the project.

ADP executives, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore and Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander were among those on-hand Friday for the facility’s opening.

“It’s a wonderful testament to the hard work of Team Norfolk and the Governor, of course the Commonwealth of Virginia, making the investments in workforce development and job creation…Retail, restaurants, and other personal and professional services will benefit from the 1,800 jobs that are created,” Alexander said.