Albuquerque Business First
Blake Driver
PUBLISHED: March 10, 2016

Albuquerque Economic Development’s quarterly investors’ luncheon at the Albuquerque Convention Center featured guest speakers that represent two firms in the city that are growing.

NORC at the University of Chicago, the research organization that embarked on plans early last month to expand its workforce in Albuquerque, has hired about 40 research interviewers. Those employees are staffed at its new 15,000-square-foot space at Copper Pointe, a mixed-use facility near Eubank Boulevard and I-40 at 10500 Copper Ave. NE.

The hiring update came from NORC’s senior VP of strategic communications and external affairs, Greg Lanier.

NORC’s expansion is part of overall plans to hire 200 people in near future, and to ultimately recruit 400 people in the area once operations have reached scale, said Lanier.

“NORC is a nice addition to the Albuquerque metro area. They are a highly regarded organization and will offer a variety of jobs to those looking for full-time or part-time work. Our thanks go to Paul Cook of Sperry Van Ness and Jami Grindatto of Sandoval Economic Alliance for their work leading this project,” said Gary Tonjes, president of Albuquerque Economic Development.

The company has set up a new hiring portal to help fill the rest of its available positions.

Meanwhile, Stephen Krasulick, president and CEO of Skorpios Technologies Inc., told the crowd of business leaders that his company just completed the move into its new facility at 7401 Snaproll St. NE. The firm is now located in a North I-25 site formerly leased by Molina Healthcare of New Mexico.

The 47,000-square-foot facility at Journal Center II is intended to allow the company to continue its growth. Skorpios has plans to create an additional 300 high-wage jobs over the next several years. Krasulick said Skorpios has hired 10 employees toward that goal since the first of this year.

Skorpios manufacturers fabless semiconductors.

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