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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2007


GOVERNOR BARBOUR WELCOMES ADP SOLUTIONS CENTER TO MISSISSIPPI

 

Jackson, Miss.– Governor Haley Barbour announced today that Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), a leading provider of business outsourcing solutions, will open a new Solutions Center in Clinton, Miss.

 

“I am pleased that ADP has selected central Mississippi for its new Solutions Center,” Governor Barbour said. “ADP joins the long list of other technology-driven companies that have located in our state, a trend which clearly demonstrates the quality of Mississippi’s workforce and the state’s ability to attract industry leaders.”

 

The new center will provide business-to-business support as the company focuses on inbound calls to assist clients using ADP’s payroll and human resources-related applications and automotive dealer-related products and services. Between January and June 2008, ADP plans to hire 80 employees to work at the new facility. That number is expected to grow to 1,000 employees over a five-year period.


“We are delighted to be opening a new ADP Solutions Center in the metro Jackson area,” said Mike Martone, chief operating officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. “As an industry leader, we’re committed to delivering world class service that exceeds our clients’ requirements and expectations. Outstanding associates are the key to that commitment. Our service philosophy extends to our associates who enjoy comprehensive benefits, ongoing training and professional development, providing the opportunity for personal and career growth."

 

ADP joins other technology industries in the area.

 

“Central Mississippi continues to be a fertile environment for attracting technology-driven industries,” said Ross Tucker, Director of the Greater Jackson Alliance. “Companies like ADP recognize the unlimited workforce population of the area, which includes graduates from both 2 and 4 year academic institutions. Coupled with the exceptional quality of life, ADP will be able to attract professionals throughout the state and nationwide. The Alliance welcomes ADP to one of the fastest growing regions in Mississippi and looks forward to future endeavors.”

 

About ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP), with nearly $8 billion in revenues and approximately 585,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging more than 55 years of experience, ADP offers the widest range of HR, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at www.ADP.com.

About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the State of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency. Nearly 300 employees are engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers in the state. While the agency is best known for its efforts to recruit new businesses to Mississippi, the Authority provides services to promote tourism, help communities improve their quality of place, help existing employers identify and meet opportunities and challenges and help workers improve their skills – all with the goal of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of Mississippians. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.