Category Archives: Fulton

Deal: OneTrust to Create 500 Jobs in Atlanta

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County facility expansion. New jobs at the facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering. 

“Georgia’s status as a top technology hub continues to attract and retain innovative industry leaders like OneTrust,” said Deal. “With years of experience in Georgia’s business community, OneTrust’s leadership recognizes the advantages of operating and expanding in our competitive economic environment. By reinvesting in Georgia’s strategic resources and our deep talent pool, OneTrust will grow its access to the global market and reach its customer base more efficiently. This announcement is a testament to the strength of our technology infrastructure and will further strengthen Georgia’s reputation among technology companies in the global marketplace.”

Backed by the founders of Atlanta-based Manhattan Associates and AirWatch, OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta and London. The company is comprised of a global team of privacy and technology experts and currently employs more than 200 individuals worldwide.

“OneTrust plays a critical role in helping global organizations comply with international privacy regulations, and Atlanta serves as the best city for our business with its easy access to global markets,” said Alan Dabbiere, co-chairman of OneTrust. “Having previously built two successful technology companies in this city, I believe Atlanta has the top technology talent pool for building a leading, successful software company to serve our global customer base.”

OneTrust is used by more than 1,500 organizations globally to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the renowned and transformative new governance coming out of the European Union. The OneTrust platform helps companies track the full lifecycle of their personal data flows and evaluate them against global regulations to understand risks, communicate directly with customers, employees and vendors to capture consent, handle privacy-related requests and respond appropriately in the event of an incident.

“OneTrust is another example of how Atlanta has become a global destination for technology companies in rapidly growing industry sectors like data security,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, president and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “Since the start of 2016, Atlanta has facilitated more than 6,000 new technology jobs and over $600 million of investment through technology company relocations and expansions.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director of Life Sciences and Corporate Solutions E. Jane Caraway represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with Invest Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power.

“Congratulations to Alan Dabbiere and the OneTrust team on plans to grow their business and create jobs in metro Atlanta,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Alan and his partners have established a solid track record of success, and we know that this new venture will be another home run. OneTrust’s growth in Atlanta will strengthen our technology and cybersecurity sectors and will add to our vibrant knowledge-based economy.”

“Governor Deal has made great investments in our technology infrastructure, and we are excited that a pioneer in privacy management, OneTrust, chose Georgia to grow,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia has become a magnet for technology-driven companies, which keeps us at the forefront of the global marketplace. These assets, along with state and local government resources, will be of great service to OneTrust.”

About OneTrust

OneTrust’s privacy management software is used by more than 1,500 organizations to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the renowned EU GDPR. OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta and London with a fast-growing global team of privacy and technology experts surpassing 200 employees.

KEMP: Call For Special Election For State Representative, Districts 4 and 60

Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held on November 7, 2017 in the parts of Whitfield County that comprise Georgia House of Representatives District 4 to fill the seat for the unexpired term of Rep. Bruce Broadrick. A runoff election, if needed, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

Notice is also hereby given that a special election shall be held on November 7, 2017 in the parts of Clayton and Fulton Counties that comprise Georgia State of Representatives District 60 to fill the seat for the unexpired term of Rep. Keisha Waites. A runoff election, if needed, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

Qualifying for the special election shall be held in the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, 802 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The dates and hours of qualifying will be Monday, September 25, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, September 27, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. The qualifying fee shall be $400.00.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for all persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election. Advance in-person absentee voting will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017.

ASOS To Create More Than 1,600 Jobs in Fulton County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that ASOS, a leading online global fashion and beauty retailer, will establish an East Coast e-commerce fulfillment center in Union City, creating more than 1,600 jobs and investing more than $40 million in Fulton County throughout the next five years. In the first phase of development, the fulfillment center will have a 10 million-unit capacity with additional room for future growth.

“Georgia is an ideal location for innovative international retailers like ASOS to reach new customers,” said Deal. “In choosing to locate in Fulton County, ASOS will benefit from the robust transportation network, highly skilled workforce and growing economy that we as the top state for business have to offer. We appreciate ASOS’ significant investment in Georgia as they grow their presence in the U.S. and look forward to the company’s success here.”

Based in the U.K., ASOS has 15 million active customers around the world, with exceptionally strong growth in the U.S. The mission of ASOS is to use fashion as a force for good, with a focus on ethical sourcing, carbon reduction and giving back to the community.

“We are very excited to build a U.S. home in Fulton County,” said ASOS Vice President of Logistics Brent Dorfman. “Atlanta is an ideal location for us, it is a vibrant and growing international city with a diverse culture. We will use the region’s transportation network and deep pool of talent to deliver ASOS’ best-in-class service to U.S. customers.”

New jobs at the fulfillment center will include positions in professional and operations management, basic operations, engineering, material handling and administration.

“We are proud to have ASOS in Union City,” said Union City Mayor Vince Williams. “Our economic development teams on the state and local level have worked tirelessly to attract world-class businesses to Georgia and this new partnership is a testament to their work.”

“Having a global leader in e-commerce like ASOS choose Fulton County shows the area has the skilled workforce, proximity to population centers and availability of prime commercial real estate needed to support this growing industry,” said Al Nash, CEO of the Fulton County Development Authority.

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director of Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness and Food Processing Brittany Holtzclaw represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power and Select Fulton.

“What a win it is for the state when an international company chooses Georgia in order to grow their customer base in the U.S.,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are excited that ASOS is locating to Union City. Thanks to our pro-business environment, statewide partnerships and top-notch workforce, Georgia is able to support ASOS as they hire our citizens for these newly created positions.”

About ASOS

ASOS is a global fashion destination for young adults. The company sells cutting-edge fashion and offers a wide variety of fashion-related content, making ASOS.com a hub for the thriving fashion community. ASOS sells more than 85,000 branded and own-label products through localized mobile and web experiences, delivering from fulfillment centers in Europe and the U.S. to almost every country in the world. ASOS tailors the mix of own-label, global and local brands sold through each of the company’s eight local language websites: U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia and Russia.

ASOS websites attracted 146 million visits during June 2017, up from 123 million in June 2016. As of June 30, 2017, ASOS had 15 million active customers, including 5.2 million in the U.K. alone.