We are pleased to announce that Wholesale Screening Solutions has expanded our business and opened an office in Flowery Branch, Georgia. On July 19, 2016, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in our new location as we took the next step in the rapid expansion of our business. At our Georgia operations center, we have filled our key management positions and plan to hire approximately 50 criminal research analysts by October 2016, and another 150 by the end of 2017.
Since becoming one of the leading providers of background screening in the nation, the demand for our high quality work has increased exponentially. This new operation center expansion is an important step in our plan to increase our footprint with employees deployed in the field and is a key component of our enterprise disaster recovery strategy.
As the need for our work continues to grow, Wholesale will continue to open additional field operations centers driving our process driven approach to managing the most extensive and tightly controlled network of researchers.