Roc Search opens Texas office
The announcement comes after months of planning and negotiations and will see Morgan move from the UK to Austin to head up the venture.
Roughneen comments, "Over the last two years we have expanded rapidly opening offices in the UK and Europe and this signifies us creating a global brand now for Roc Search with the Austin office being the first to open in the US followed by a series of further offices across the country."
The location of Austin was selected as its a hotbed for creativity and business and global mecca for creative and entrepreneurial people.
Morgan said, "Austin’s economy is ranked No.1 in the country. Austin has a reputation as a job-creation machine. The Texas capital, with an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent and five-year wages growth from October 2008 through October 2013 of nearly 15 percent, had held first place for eight of the first 10 months in 2013. The city's average weekly earnings per worker are now $919.12. The biggest reason why Austin remains No. 1 is its job-growth record. On Numbers reports that Austin is the only city in the nation with double-digit percentage job growth in that five-year period, at just under 11 percent. By comparison, no other U.S. city has seen five-year job growth higher than 8 percent."
Austin is also culturally the right fit for Roc Search. Roughneen commented, "This is a fantastic city with loads going on. It is the fastest growing City in the US and is the centre of the New Age Hi-Tech growth in the entire US. This is because of its low tax rates and large Graduate population due to the University of Texas being located in the City. It is described as “The Live Music Capital of the World” and doesn’t disappoint this description when you are there with literally hundreds of bars, clubs playing live music all week. Austin is home of the US Grand Prix and is now hosting the X Games for the next 4 years. It is also home to the South by South West Festival which is the largest Music Festival in the world!! This is truly a great City and a fantastic opportunity for our business in the coming months and a great opportunity for anyone who is currently working at Roc Search to move to or any future candidates to join."
Roc Search in the UK are currently ranked at 47 in the Sunday Times fastest growing companies in the UK and are due to announce another UK office opening later this month