Verizon Communications will establish a finance and accounting Center of Excellence in the Orlando area. The facility will initially create 300 jobs by the fourth quarter of 2014, with a total of 750 new jobs by 2016.
In Arkansas, Big River Steel plans to build a more than $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County, Arkansas that will directly employ more than 500 people with annual average compensation of $75,000 a year.
South Africa-based Sasol Ltd. plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and ethane cracker complex and ethane cracker complex in Westlake that is expected to create 1,253 direct jobs.
A new plant for Hershey Kisses and other chocolate products, a major upgrade in Austin for an online marketer and Chinese investment in Kentucky and Virginia top the week’s site selection and job creation news: