Published: Jun 26, 2013 6:06 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 26, 2013 1:29 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Alta Resources, which provides customer-related outsourcing solutions for global brands and Fortune 100 companies, announced Wednesday set up shop in Fort Myers.

The expansion will bring 400 employees, with recruitment starting immediately. Included are full- and part-time, year-round and seasonal positions in English-only and bilingual English-Spanish customer service, inbound sales and leadership roles. With its headquarters and fulfillment center in Wisconsin, Alta Resources also has offices in California and the Philippines.

“This is a time of tremendous growth for Alta Resources. We are thrilled to make Fort Myers the site of our newest location, as it brings access to a great employment base,” said Jim Beré, chairman and chief executive officer at Alta Resources.

Alta Resources’ new office will be located in the Gateway Corridor at 12600 Gateway Blvd. The 63,275-square-foot building formerly housed Gartner Inc.

Gary Tasman, founder and executive director of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, represented Alta Resources in the lease negotiation with Pam Van Vleck, receiver for Lexington Realty Trust. Tasman also made key introductions to several local service providers who have helped make this expansion one of the easiest yet, according to Pat Hawley, Alta Resources’ chief financial officer.

“What a great new opportunity for Southwest Florida,” said Tasman. “Alta Resources works with many of the best brands in the world, including Fortune 100 companies, which requires recruiting and hiring the best people.”

Over the last several months, Lee County’s Economic Development Office worked with Alta Resources to evaluate real estate and the area’s available workforce.

“We are extremely excited to have Alta Resources join our business community in Lee County. This project and the large number of jobs it will create will have an immediate effect on the surrounding community,” said Brent Barkway, business development director with Lee County’s EDO. “We look forward to our continued relationship with the company as they staff their new location.”

Hiring plans are currently underway, including upcoming job fairs and events. Alta plans to hire employees in time for training in August, with a launch of Fort Myers operations mid-September.

For additional information and available positions, visit JoinAlta.com.