Orsted, the global leader in renewable energy, will establish new tech headquarter offices in Newark, New Jersey. The location is far from random; as the company selected the city specifically after a strategic decision.
Firstly, the new offices will begin to call for employees in the fourth quarter of 2021; according to specialized media, the new home will have over 20 staff members, including twelve to fourteen new IT positions for 2021.
Secondly, although the offices will begin with shorter staff, it has the potential to more than double its headcount over the next several years; based on the company’s offshore and onshore developments in the state and all across the U.S.
Thirdly, Orsted is currently finalizing all the lease negotiations to start the recruitment process for their new offices; In fact, the new headquarters will be devoted to the U.S. digitalization wing of the company; however, it will also integrate operations in Europa and Asia.
Moreover, as said above the selection of Newark was far from random; the city was chosen due to its proximity to IT talent pools in the region; also, due to its strategic location on Orsted’s key markets and businesses.
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Orsted in partnership with universities around its new offices
In addition, to recruit new blood, the company will leverage from the universities and institutions around; this will include the New Jersey Institute of Technology; which has partnered with the company to recruit personnel to fulfill the companies need on digital talent.
Furthermore, some key areas that the company will be hiring on, will be information security, risk management and compliance; network security; application operations; IT service desk; and also, computer and server operations.
On the other hand, company’s North America CEO, David Hardy, said. “Our investments into New Jersey are expanding beyond our offshore wind projects. While most of our employees will be based in southern New Jersey when our projects are operational; this headquarters ensures that the economic benefits of offshore wind will also be spread across the entire state.”
He also added. “Newark is a fast becoming a tech hub and we’re proud to play a part in its resurgence.”
Finally, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said. “We are thrilled that Orsted will open their North American digital operations headquarters in Newark; a key city and partner in growing New Jersey’s innovation economy.”