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IT services company to add 92 jobs in Columbus County

IT services company Provalus will invest $500,000 to create 92 jobs in Columbus County in the southeast part of North Carolina, state officials announced Wednesday.

The company will locate to a 20,000-square-foot building in downtown Whiteville, which has a population of 5,500 and is the county seat.

“This announcement by Provalus is a great win for Columbus County,” said Gov. Roy Cooper in a statement. “The decision to operate in Whiteville is evidence of the strength of rural North Carolina’s talented workforce, strong economy, and great quality of life.”

Founded in 2017, Provalus provides technology and business support to large Fortune 1000 clients. The company operates in rural communities and provides training and upskilling opportunities for long-term IT careers. Individuals interested in working for the company do not need prior work experience in IT.

The jobs available range from entry-level to experienced IT management roles, as well as support functions. These new jobs have the potential to create an economic impact of more than $3.7 million for the region each year.

“We are so excited to start hiring in Whiteville, and we need candidates immediately. There’s no experience required because we provide paid training to all employees,” said Victoria Bonilla, vice president of recruiting and training, in a statement. “Anyone interested, we invite them to apply online at our website.”

A performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help Provalus locate to North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs.

Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

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