ROCKVILLE, Md., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emmes Corporation today announced that it has expanded its operations in greater Washington to include a new office in Frederick, Maryland. The company now has five offices: two in Maryland, one in Canada and two in India.
"Opening a new office during our 40th anniversary year is especially gratifying," said Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes. "Our reputation in clinical research attracts great people, and that's a key reason for our expansion."
The company's decision to open an office in Frederick incorporated feedback from some employees on the length of their commute to the Rockville headquarters. Instead of expanding office space in Rockville, the company decided to seek additional space in Frederick and offered its Rockville staff the opportunity to choose where to work.
"Offering employees the choice of office location supports our priority on nurturing a family-friendly culture," added Lindblad. She explained that company managers were proactive in communicating about the opportunity to work at either location. The company also hosted an open house for staff and their families during Frederick office construction, and it invited a variety of local Frederick vendors, including daycare providers, to discuss their services.
"We're delighted that Emmes discovered that Frederick is a great American business destination," said Richard Griffin, Frederick's director of economic development. "Less than an hour from Washington, we fall within the third largest biosciences cluster in the United States."
He added, "We were ranked the second smartest city by Forbes.com, and we're thrilled to welcome a company like Emmes, with its roots in biostatistics and focus on scientific research, to our home."
Emmes reported record revenues in 2016, and it now employs 570 Washington area employees, up from 522 a year ago. It was ranked as the area's fifth largest bioscience employer by the Washington Business Journal in May 2017. Last year, the company was included in the publication's largest private company list and top women-owned business list for the first time.
About Emmes' Frederick Office
Location: 5280 Corporate Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703
Emmes employees working part-time or full-time in the Frederick office: 51
Emmes employees who relocated from the Rockville office: 42
Number of current Emmes Frederick job openings: 28
Emmes recruiting contact: Jennifer Hester, Vice President - Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
We collaborate with our clients to produce valued, trusted scientific research. Our team members at Emmes are passionate about making a difference in the quality of human health, and we have supported more than a thousand studies across a diverse range of diseases since our formation in 1977. Our research is contributing to a healthier world. For more information, visit www.emmes.com.
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