A telecommunications company will bring 200 jobs to Prince William
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — A new telecommunications facility will create 200 new jobs in Prince William County, according to a news release from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. The installation is a $17 million investment from SES, a Luxembourg-based telecommunications company.
The new facility will be located at 8050 Piney Branch Lane near Bristow. The SES location will merge its current satellite and network operations. Prince William County will also serve as a hub for the company’s operations across the country.
“SES’s growing presence in Prince William County is an indication that the region and the Commonwealth have the infrastructure, workforce and strategic access to help technology companies thrive,” said Governor Northam said in the news release. “Northern Virginia is renowned for its pool of world-class technology talent, which will pay significant dividends to SES as the company continues to grow and execute on its business plan.”
In the press release, the governor’s office said Virginia was competing with Maryland and Washington, DC for the project. Officials also said the 200 new jobs would be created by 2026.
Steve Collar is the CEO of SES. “We are delighted to have landed in the ideal location in Prince William County, as this new hub provides the space SES needs to continue providing seamless services and aligns with our goal of delivering innovative and to our customers,” said Collar. .
Collar also said his company is specifically looking to add northern Virginia workers in the coming months. “With more people requesting more connectivity and data services, we will also be looking to hire top Virginia talent to grow our global technology and services teams in the coming months and welcome applications from candidates in the region. “
Prince William County has partnered with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the SES project. Governor Northam has approved a $500,000 grant to help Prince William County with the new facility, the governor’s office said.
Ann Wheeler is Chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. “We are thrilled to see a global company like SES establish its US technology and operations center in Prince William County,” she said in the press release. “This expansion will further support the implementation of technologies and infrastructure that will enable uninterrupted connectivity in our community and beyond.”