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Rick Scott Announces HPS Will Create 1,000 Jobs in Tampa Bay by 2018

Gov. Rick Scott announced on Wednesday that HealthPlan Services (HPS) plans to expand in the Tampa area, investing $34.4 million and creating more than 1,000 new jobs in the next five years.

We are pleased that HealthPlan Services is expanding in the Tampa Bay community and thrilled that they are going to create more than 1,000 jobs for Florida families by 2018, Scott said. Floridas economic turnaround continues and todays announcement is proof that our efforts to make Florida the top state in the nation for business and families are paying off. From the creation of nearly 370,000 private-sector jobs, to an unemployment rate below the national average and paying down more than $6 billion in debt since December 2010, its working in Florida.

This expansion strengthens our commitment to provide our clients with the innovative services and high-quality customer support they need to succeed, said Jeff Bak, the president and CEO of HPS. In our search to determine where HPS would expand, we evaluated several states that had strong attributes. A big part of our decision to expand in Florida was the talented workforce in the Tampa Bay area and the tremendous support we received from Governor Scott, the governors team at Enterprise Florida, led by Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, and the Hillsborough County and city of Tampa economic development teams, including the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.

HPS currently employs more than 650 individuals in the Tampa Bay region and almost 120 more throughout the state.

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