A Northern Virginia-based information technology company plans to open a new office in Richmond that is expected to create 125 jobs.
Fairfax County-based Intact Technology, a software consulting and managed services firm, will invest $1.5 million to establish a second Virginia location in the city of Richmond, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday. .
Intact announced in 2020 plans to move its corporate headquarters from Greenbelt, Maryland to a new location in Virginia at 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston. In October 2021, the company announced plans to expand its Fairfax County headquarters and add 40 jobs.
The expansion to Richmond is expected to double the company’s current workforce of 125 people.
The company has not yet decided on a location for its Richmond office, but plans to do so soon.
“We are exploring a few location options in the Shockoe Bottom area of downtown Richmond,” said Jesse White, CEO of Intact Technology.
White said the company is already accepting job applications.
“We’re looking for dynamic people who want to start or improve their IT careers,” White said. “The anticipated start date will be early May with eight weeks of paid intensive IT training. One of the unique things about hiring Intact is that it’s not about the experience, not that we don’t not value it, but the individual and their potential — the ability to adapt to different situations and take on the challenge of learning.”
Northam’s office said Virginia competes with Maryland and Washington, DC, for the latest expansion.
Northam approved a $350,000 incentive grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to secure the expansion. The company is also eligible to receive state benefits under the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“We are thrilled that Intact Technology has chosen to locate its second Virginia office here and bring 125 well-paying jobs to the City of Richmond,” Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney said in a statement. “Intact’s progressive workplace and commitment to corporate citizenship aligns well with our diverse and talented workforce, which is drawn to our city for its high quality of life.