PRICE, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
HealthEquity, Inc.(NASDAQ: HQY), a nationwide health savings account
administrator, announced a new hiring initiative to meet both their
needs and those of residents in Carbon County, Utah.
The Draper-based company plans to employ more than 28 permanent,
benefited positions in Carbon County—where the unemployment rate is 5.8
percent. The remote employees will be offered the same wages and
benefits as employees based along Utah's Wasatch Front.
"HealthEquity's innovative approach is improving lives beyond the
Wasatch Front," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "I applaud them for their
efforts, and I challenge other growing companies to look to rural Utah
for business growth and expansion."
In December 2015, HealthEquity announced it would expand its Draper
headquarters to create up to 200 jobs in Utah within six years. With the
addition of the new team members based in Price, HealthEquity has
surpassed their goal and added 207 new jobs in less than a year.
"Providing job opportunities in Price gives us a unique opportunity to
help strengthen the local economy," said Natalie Atwood, senior vice
president of people at HealthEquity. "We are thrilled to be part of such
a worthwhile initiative and are ready to fully integrate the new
employees into our HealthEquity team."
HealthEquity partnered with Utah-based Accelerant to hire, train and
manage logistical aspects of their initiative in Price. Accelerant has
been actively advocating with Utah corporations to consider how rural
workforce can and will play a significant role in filling both current
and future demand for talent. Accelerant's business model facilitates
and helps de-risk solutions for companies who recognize the opportunity
and are looking to develop high performance, diversified and scalable
"Utah's growing companies need skilled employees," said Joel Smith, CEO
of Accelerant. "Our experience with HealthEquity in partnering on this
initiative has been incredible. The talent found has exceeded
expectations. To be able to provide high quality personnel on one hand,
and new employment opportunities to change people's lives on the other,
has been deeply gratifying."
Founded in 2002, HealthEquity is one of the nation's largest dedicated
health savings custodians. The company's innovative technology platform
and tax-advantaged accounts help members build health savings, while
controlling health care costs. HealthEquity services more than 2.3
million health savings accounts for 80 health plan partners and
employees at more than 33,000 companies across the United States. For
more information about HealthEquity, visit www.healthequity.com.
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