Cincinnati, OH — Cerkl, a Blue Ash, Ohio, company that is modernizing employee relations, will add 125 new jobs and $9.45 million in new payroll over the next three years. The company plans to expand operations across a variety of roles, including marketing, sales, engineering, customer success and more. Cerkl’s expansion, which was aided by JobsOhio, REDI Cincinnati, the City of Blue Ash and the Ohio Department of Development collaborated to bring Cerkl’s expansion to Cincinnati.
“Having founded multiple companies in Ohio, I know there is no better place to build an enterprise software company than right here,” said Tarek Kamil, Cerkl CEO. “To that end, Cerkl has seen unprecedented demand from companies looking for more effective ways to communicate and engage their people. We’re excited to partner with JobsOhio, REDI Cincinnati, and the City of Blue Ash to help us keep up with demand, attract talent and continue to grow in Ohio.”
Cerkl coordinates with businesses to provide personalized communications for a modern workforce through its Broadcast platform, meeting companies’ demands to engage their employees through everyone’s preferred method of communication. Instead of bombarding the workforce with emails, memos and other notifications through multiple digital channels, Broadcast delivers the information through the medium favored by the employee.
COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic altered traditional business operations, resulting in a hybrid workforce and the need to emphasize employee communication. With Cerkl already uniquely positioned to fill this need, the company has experienced hyper-growth and now requires additional resources across all aspects of the business to meet the demand and expand its impact.
The project is supported by an Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit from the Ohio Department of Development, and JobsOhio plans to provide talent acquisition services for Cerkl. JobsOhio developed the Talent Acquisition Services Program to support talent recruitment strategies which include attraction, marketing, screening and training.
“The City of Blue Ash has invested heavily to create amenities that will help fast-growing IT companies attract the workforce they need,” said Neil Hensley, City of Blue Ash economic development director. “We’re happy to see one of our homegrown IT firms decide to expand in the city and take advantage of those amenities. Cerkl has been a terrific corporate citizen and we look forward to working with them as they continue to grow.”
“It is more important now than ever for employers to modernize how they understand, communicate and engage with their employees,” said Brandon Simmons, REDI Cincinnati vice president of project management. “Changing priorities of a modern workforce, impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued shift in work environments make this a timely issue. Through the support provided, Cerkl will grow to six times its current size and broaden its reach to help businesses redefine how they think about and interact with their current and future workforce to meet these needs.”
Founded in 2014, Cerkl’s mission is to modernize how companies communicate to, engage with and understand their people. Great companies start with great people, and this is “How Work Should Be”. Cerkl Broadcast is their internal communications suite that provides a holistic digital employee experience for everyone. Organizations across the globe use Broadcast to keep their hybrid workforce informed and engaged. No matter the location, native language, or department, Broadcast sends the right message to the right place at the right time. Cerkl is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 16-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally. The future is bright, and we’re building it, right now. Join REDI at REDICincinnati.com.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About The City of Blue Ash, Ohio
Twenty minutes north of Cincinnati, Blue Ash has the best of both worlds – the feel of a close-knit community with big city access. Its top-ranked schools, superior parks and recreation, outstanding cultural and entertainment events and a thriving business community, making Blue Ash the ideal place to live, work and play. For more Blue Ash news and information, visit www.blueash.com.