ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN), the ninth-largest US staffing firm, is moving its headquarters to Henrico County, Virginia, from Calabasas, California, according to an announcement by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
The staffing firm will invest $12.4 million in the move, which includes $5 million in a new headquarters and $7.4 million to expand operations in Virginia Beach, City of Roanoke and other Virginia communities.
Northam noted the move will bring 700 new jobs to the area.
“The creation of 700 new jobs is critical as we work to rebuild and strengthen our economy from the impacts of Covid-19,” he said. “These projects are evidence that our business climate, infrastructure, and talent pipeline are strong and that Virginia is still the best state for business.”
Virginia competed with Massachusetts for the headquarters.
ASGN also has a history in Virginia. Its Apex division — acquired in 2012 — was founded in Richmond, Virginia, in 1995 by Brian Callaghan, Win Sheridan and Jeff Veatch. In addition, ASGN acquired Fairfax, Virginia-based ECS in 2018.
“With our two largest divisions based in the commonwealth, it just made sense to have our headquarters in Henrico County,” ASGN President and CEO Ted Hanson said. “This move allows us to remain close to our key customers and brands.”
Virginia approved $900,000 from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to support the move.
“We are delighted to welcome ASGN’s Fortune 1000 corporate headquarters to Henrico,” said Tommy Branin, chairman of the Henrico Board of Supervisors. “ASGN offers a broad spectrum of technical staffing solutions. They will be a strong addition to not only Innsbrook, but to Henrico County.”