IT firm set to bring 125 jobs to Richmond
Fairfax-based Intact Technology will invest $1.5M
A Fairfax County-based software consulting and managed services company, Intact Technology, is creating a second presence in the state with a location in Richmond, an expansion expected to create 125 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday.
According to Intact Technology CEO Jesse White, the company is exploring options in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom neighborhood. “Our application process has begun,” he added in a statement later Wednesday. “We are looking for dynamic individuals wanting to start or enhance their career in IT. The anticipated start date will be early May with eight weeks (paid) of intensive IT training. One of the unique aspects of Intact’s hiring is that it is not about the experience, not that we don’t value it, but it is about the individual and their potential — the ability to adapt to different situations and to take up the challenge to learn. We value empathy over expertise, listening over speaking, execution over analysis, and challenge over comfort. This opportunity is for people who are creative, passionate, resilient, self-motivated and strive to positively impact those around them.”
The firm, which moved its headquarters from Maryland to Reston in 2020, will invest $1.5 million in the city, the governor’s office said. In October 2021, Intact Technology announced it would expand its headquarters, creating 40 jobs. The state competed with Maryland and Washington, D.C., for the Richmond project, Northam said in a statement.
“Virginia has emerged as one of North America’s premier locations for the tech sector due to our competitive operating costs, top-ranked higher education system and skilled workforce,” Northam said in a statement. “Intact Technology’s decision to open a second location speaks volumes to the many industry advantages offered by the commonwealth, and we look forward to the company’s success in the city of Richmond with this new venture.”
Intact has been named to the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech 100 list, and it also has appeared for five consecutive years on The Washington Post’s Top Workplace rankings, since 2016.
In securing the project, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the city and the Greater Richmond Partnership, and Northam approved a $350,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the city of Richmond. Intact Tech is eligible for state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Virginia Jobs Investment Program will support employee training at no cost to the company.