Charlotte, N.C. – October 7, 2013 – Yodle, a leader in local online marketing, today announced that it has moved into a leased space of 35,000 square feet in Charlotte, located at Cambridge Corporate Center, 10101 Claude Freeman Drive. The new office will accommodate Yodle's 120 current Charlotte employees. The space also offers significant room for expansion with the company planning to increase its Charlotte staff to 250 employees.
"I am delighted that Yodle plans to double the size of its Charlotte workforce, a move that will create jobs for our residents and boost our local economy," said Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey. "Yodle's expansion, which comes just six years after the establishment of its Charlotte office, reflects the business-friendly environment we have worked to create in Charlotte that continues to attract innovative and rapidly growing companies."
Yodle has had an office in Charlotte since 2007. Most of the Yodle staff in Charlotte work in the sales and client services departments, and the remainder are HR, IT, office management and operations employees. The majority of new hires will be in sales with the rest of the recruits mainly working in client services. Charlotte is one of six offices that Yodle has across the country that currently accommodate more than 1,100 employees.
"Charlotte is becoming an increasingly big technology hub, and I am thrilled that another leading technology company has committed itself to the Queen City," said Mecklenburg County Chair Pat Cotham. "I look forward to seeing Yodle's continued success in Mecklenburg County."
Yodle CEO Court Cunningham added: "Yodle is making this investment in Charlotte because of the availability of strong qualified talent and the friendly economic climate cultivated by the city. We are committed to capitalizing on a significant opportunity in the local online marketing space and our expansion in Charlotte will play a critical role in helping us meet our goals."
Yodle is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new office on the morning of October 15th to celebrate the company's expansion. Mayor Kinsey and Chair Cotham will join Mr. Cunningham to mark the occasion. Other Charlotte business, political and community leaders will also attend the event.
Yodle is also holding an information session at the new office on October 15th at 6 p.m. for people interested in working at the company. Potential candidates can register for the event at http://yodlecharlotte1015.eventbrite.com/ and can also view job opportunities on the Yodle Careers website at company career website.
Yodle connects consumers to local businesses simply and cost-effectively. The combination of automated technology and comprehensive customer support makes Yodle easy to use. Yodle's offering is also ROI-driven: local businesses set a budget for which they receive calls and emails from qualified consumers. Today, Yodle delivers results for more than 35,000 local businesses. To do so, Yodle establishes a comprehensive desktop and mobile web presence, implements unique SEO techniques, and deploys proprietary paid search technology that dynamically optimizes online media buys across multiple desktop and mobile outlets. Yodle's solution also includes retention marketing and a simple performance dashboard. Yodle's competitive advantage is derived from the sheer scale of its local performance data across multiple industries. Yodle is ranked #28 in the Forbes list of America's most promising companies. For more information, visit www.yodle.com, www.yodle.net, or go to YouTube to see a video of Yodle reviews from our customers. You can also follow Yodle on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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