TAMPA, Fla. – (Feb. 27, 2017) –CWU, Inc., a provider of professional, administrative, linguistic, and training support services to the federal government, today announced that it will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Clearwater to Tampa. The company is moving 30 existing positions to Tampa and adding up to 20 new ones by 2018. The positions include executive, program management, human resources, legal, and accounting functions and pay an average wage of $78,600.
“CWU aspires to be the premier professional support services in the defense contracting industry,” said CWU Chairman and President Charles Jenkins. “Today, CWU is a $50 million critical staff augmentation company, a leading provider of professional support personnel. Forecasts project we will double our size over the next 24 months. We are excited to be moving our headquarters to Tampa.”
Jenkins continued, “Greater Tampa Bay is home to an abundance of colleges and universities in addition to the home of MacDill AFB. The I-4 Corridor has rapidly grown into the third largest defense contracting community in the US, and Tampa attracts a diverse and technologically-fluent employee base from some of the best local colleges, universities, and the military. We are excited to bring our headquarters to this dynamic and innovative city.”
In March, CWU will move into 10,000 square feet of space at Westshore Technology Center, 5402 W. Laurel Street in Tampa with an investment of $2.5 million in the new headquarters facility.
Launched in 2004, CWU is a Veteran’s Administration Verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). CWU Chairman and President Charles Jenkins is a retired US Army Special Forces veteran.
CWU employs 400 full-time and 250+ part-time personnel. In addition to its headquarters in Tampa, the company operates satellite offices in Mainz, Germany; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Bordentown, New Jersey; Augusta, GA; Savannah, GA, and the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
Since 2004, CWU has been awarded more than 100 prime contracts and supported seven expeditionary OCONUS contracts. The company has provided direct operational and training support services to more than 90 federal agencies for more than 125,000 military and law enforcement personnel.
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation assisted CWU with connections to resource partners to assist with relocations for new employees recruited from outside of the area and identified training grant opportunities the company can utilize as they continue their growth.
“We are pleased to welcome CWU to Hillsborough County as they execute the next phase of their company’s growth strategy,” said Dr. Ken Atwater, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president of Hillsborough Community College. “Tampa offers CWU access to a deep pool of multilingual talent, close proximity to MacDill Air Force Base, and easy connectivity to global locations via Tampa International Airport. We are proud that they now call our city home to their corporate headquarters and offer our continued support of their efforts now and into the future.”
Individuals interested in available jobs may refer to the company’s career website at http://www.cwuinc.us/careers.
About CWU, Inc.
CWU, Inc. (CWU) began operations in 2004 and is incorporated in the State of Florida. CWU is recognized as a Veteran’s Administration (VA) Verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). CWU is owned and managed by Charles and Susan Jenkins. Charles is a retired US Army Special Forces Veteran, who is the qualifying disabled veteran.
CWU employees 400 full-time and 250+ part-time personnel with its headquarters in Tampa, FL and satellite offices in Mainz, Germany, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Fort Meade, MD, San Antonio, TX, Bordentown, NJ, Augusta and Savannah, GA. We have over twelve (12) years of experience providing our government clients critical staff augmentation support to include program management, acquisition, administrative, database, foreign language, intelligence, logistics, and training support specialists.
Since 2004, CWU has been awarded more than 100 prime contracts and task orders providing the government “critical staff augmentation support” with intelligence analysts, foreign language speakers (CAT I-III), cultural awareness subject matter experts (SMEs), acquisition support personnel, and training instructors, observer controllers, and role players (emergency management, mass casualty, CONOPS pre/post deployment). We presently support and have provided service, CONUS and OCONUS, to the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), NATO, and the National Guard Bureau (NGB). During this period, we estimate CWU has supported more than 90 federal agencies and more than 125,000 government and law enforcement personnel.
CWU is a prime contractor on SEAPORT-E and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command’s Defense Language Interpretation and Translation Enterprise multi-award task order contract (INSCOM DLITE MATOC). Presently, under the INSCOM DLITE MATOC, we provide the government over 300 program management, linguists, analysts, administrative, sign language, and logistics support personnel. These mission essential personnel support ongoing support operations at various locations throughout the U.S., Europe and in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.