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Jax Daily Record Friday, Aug. 5, 202209:47 AM EST

Adecco Group preparing move to Florida Blue campus

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The city issued permits Aug. 4 for the $6.2 million build-out for the insurer on three floors in Building 800.

The Adecco Group is preparing for its relocation in South Jacksonville.

The city issued permits Aug. 4 for the $6.2 million tenant build-out for the staffing company to relocate its Jacksonville operations to the Florida Blue Campus.

Danis Builders LLC is the contractor for the project, which comprises almost 91,000 square feet of space on the first, fifth and sixth floors at the six-story Building 800 at 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway.

The Adecco Group said in October it intended to move in spring 2022 to the Florida Blue campus in South Jacksonville as it renovates its space for a hybrid workforce.

The company will move from about 144,000 square feet of space among Buildings 200 and 400 at 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd.

The permit applications show The Adecco Group will build-out 27,306 square feet on the first floor at a cost of $1.2 million; 32,700 square feet on the fifth floor at $2.5 million; and 30,836 square feet at $2.5 million on the sixth floor.

The company told employees Oct. 12 that it officially will return to the office in the spring.

Mary Beth Waddill, director of external communications at the Adecco Group, North America said July 12 that the move was delayed.

“We experienced a few supply chain disruptions that shifted our timeline,” she said by email.

“We’re firing on all cylinders now and looking forward to moving into the space later this year (Q4).”

The company’s more than 500 Jacksonville employees in the U.S. business services hub have been working remotely since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic resulted in workplace shutdowns.

Waddill said employees largely are working remotely and have the option to use in-person space for individual work or to work with others.

When they return to the workplace, they will move into a new location and what leaders call “a new way of working.”

Waddill said colleagues and visitors “will experience an entirely new look and feel,” including training and conferencing space, fitness center access, an on-site cafe and furnishings to support a hybrid work model.

She said The Adecco Group donated about 500 workstations, 100 office setups and 25 conference room setups to organizations that include Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Rethreaded, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Operation New Uniform, City Rescue Mission, Grains of Rice, Duval County Public Schools and others.

The human resources and technology company is based in Zurich. It comprises three global business units: Adecco, Akkodis and LHH.

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