Published: Jul 26, 2013 3:50 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 26, 2013 5:16 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla.,- There will now be more opportunities for those who already live and invest in Southwest Florida to become employed with the corporate giant, Hertz.

The move is bringing nearly 700 jobs to the area, but we have learned Hertz may not be relocating as many employees as they originally thought.

"Hertz is a major global company and there are more resources than it would initially seem for trailing spouses," said President and CEO of Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, Christine Ross.  

500, that's the number of employees Hertz expected to relocate to Southwest Florida, but the fear of finding a job for the trailing spouse is the reason why some have decided to stay in New Jersey.

"I think its about networking more aggressively and I think it will be apparent that there are more jobs than originally thought," said Ross.

Christine Ross with the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce says it just takes a little digging to find the employment the area has to offer.

"Any trailing spouse that is involved in technology could probably find a place to get a job; we need welders, we need teachers, we need healthcare workers."

But the decision to not transfer to Florida means Hertz will need to look elsewhere to fill the positions. More local residents will now have a shot working for fortune 500 company.

"iIthink if we are going to set up the advantages for companies to move here, it should mean that there are more jobs for locals," said Charisse Thomas.

The Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local businesses to post the jobs available in the area on its website, in hopes of making the transition from Jersey to Florida a little easier.

Hertz must put 700 people on its payroll by 2015. To look for jobs, you can go to,, or for jobs with Hertz head to