COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that is has been featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, which recognize the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past 18 months. Unitrends generated 134 jobs from Jan.1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, placing it among the top two private business job creators within South Carolina and the top 11 within the software industry.
2012 marked the best year in Unitrends' 24-year history, with 88 percent growth 2012 over 2011. 2013 has followed suit with Q3 marking the company's 19th consecutive quarter of record growth. To keep pace with its explosive growth, Unitrends has been actively hiring across all functional areas for the past several years. The company has hired 125 employees since Jan. 1, 2013 alone and shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.
"Corporate success and talent recruitment go hand-in-hand," said Mike Coney, president and CEO of Unitrends. "We make it a priority to hire high-caliber talent to fuel our business, and, in turn, our growth and success enables us to continually add to our workforce. Giving so many employees a livelihood has been my greatest accomplishment since joining Unitrends as CEO, and being recognized by the Inc. Hire Power Awards for the second consecutive year really validates our continued effort to fuel the economy with job creation."
Unitrends' Inc. Hire Power Award recognition comes on the heels of its 2013 Inc. 500|5000 placement. The Inc. 500|5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Unitrends climbed 842 spots from the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 to land at No. 1427 on this year's list, with three-year sales growth of 281 percent.
Unitrends is among the 437 private growth companies that are Hire Power Award honorees, leading the way in creating more American jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that only 222,000 full-time jobs were added in 2012. The honorees of Inc. magazine's Hire Power Awards created 69,182 jobs between Jan. 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, illustrating that these companies hold the key to restoring America's economic vitality.
"For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time," says Eric Schurenberg, editor-in-chief of Inc. "The Hire Power Awards are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it's fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy."
The Inc. Hire Power Awards are for U.S.-based, private companies (both for profit and non-profit). Companies must have been founded in 2011 or earlier and have employed at least 10 full-time U.S.-based employees as of December 31, 2012. Award categories include most jobs created in the U.S., most jobs created by state, most jobs created by industry and highest employee growth percentage.
An award ceremony, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will take place November 12, 2013 in San Francisco. For the complete list of Inc. Hire Power Award winners, please visit http://www.inc.com/hire-power/list/2013.
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The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company's family of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data, over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows, Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS, hypervisors (including Hyper-V and VMware) and applications (including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others). Unitrends is the preferred choice of IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the lowest TCO in the industry. Unitrends' regionally-based support team boasts a 98% customer satisfaction rate. Visit www.unitrends.com.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.