Xerox spin-off company bringing 750 jobs to former Macy's in Irondequoit
Irondequoit, N.Y. (WHAM) - The former Macy's store at the former Irondequoit Mall is being filled.
Conduent, the Xerox spin-off created when the company split in two last year, will be bringing a call center to the location.
According to Conduent, this will bring 350 new jobs to the area and retain an additional 400.
The agreement was made with Flaum Management, according to Sean Collins, director of corporate communications at Conduent.
Conduent was formed last year after Xerox split its document technology and business processing industries into two separate companies. Conduent is the business process outsourcer, which helps companies with automating and simplifying business processes.
Approximately 96,000 employees fell under the Conduent banner worldwide during the transition.
“As a proud representative of the great Town of Irondequoit, I am excited to welcome Conduent and 750 local jobs to their soon-to-be new home on East Ridge Road," said New York State Senator Rich Funke in a statement. "Conduent’s decision to grow jobs and investment in Irondequoit is a strong vote of confidence in our local economy and workforce. I thank Conduent, Flaum Management, and all partners involved for this major investment in the revitalization of the Medley Center complex.”
Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley responded with enthusiastic praise, as well.
"Today's announcement regarding the future of the former Macy's site in Irondequoit is a clear sign that better days are ahead for the Town of Irondequoit," Seeley said. "Our community will be proud to play a role in the transformation and growth of a company that has meant so much to the region. I hope this to be the first of many positive announcements in the near future for the former Mall property, and throughout our business corridor."
Renovations at the former department store are underway, according to Collins. They are expected to be completed by August 15, 2017.