Press Release

Checkr Selects Orlando as Expansion Site for its Third Headquarters

The innovative technology company will create 630 new jobs and invest $2.7 million in its new Orlando regional headquarters.

Orlando Fla.Checkr, the leading technology company in the background check industry, will open its third headquarters in Orlando, creating more than 600 new jobs in the next three years. The company, which leverages AI and machine learning to make background checks faster, easier, and more compliant, will invest $2.7 million in the region.

“We would like to thank the leaders of the City of Orlando, Orange County, and the state of Florida for their assistance in finding our new company home in the region,” said Checkr’s Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer Linda Shaffer. “As we grow we need more employees to join our team of engineers, developers, customer service representatives, and support staff to fulfill our mission at Checkr to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all.”

“We look forward to hiring a diverse group of candidates in Orlando, including fair chance hires, and have already started recruiting.”

Linda Shaffer, Checkr Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer

Checkr, a privately held company, has dual headquarters in San Francisco and Denver and now adds Orlando to that list as the company’s third headquarters. The Orlando Economic Partnership helped Checkr understand not only our region’s compelling business case but also our business community’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which aligned with the company’s mission of building a fairer future for job candidates. The City of Orlando made a more competitive business case for Orlando versus San Antonio and Albuquerque, supporting the company with its STRIVE job creation incentive program.

“In recent years, one of our priorities as a city has been to grow Orlando’s reputation as a future-ready city with a strong and thriving technology ecosystem where new and existing tech companies can relocate, expand and succeed,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

“Checkr, Inc.’s decision to expand their operation and open their third headquarters in Orlando will create new jobs and opportunities for residents, as well as attract the best and brightest minds in the industry to our city who will continue to elevate Orlando’s position as one of the nation’s premier tech-friendly cities.”  

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

The STRIVE program is a performance-based incentive that promotes job creation and growth in areas facing barriers to economic prosperity, which supports Checkr’s fair chance mission of giving all job candidates, specifically those with a criminal record, a fair chance to work. One in three Americans has a criminal record that could impede their ability to find meaningful work.

The company plans to start hiring immediately for roles in these functions: sales, marketing, customer support, product, research and development, legal, finance, and administrativefunctions. The median wage will be $55,000 with all employees offered competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible PTO, an educational grant of up to $3,000 per year, monthly wellness, and home office stipends.

“The number of new jobs that Checkr is creating for our community is substantial.”

Tim Giuliani, Partnership President and CEO

“And the company’s expansion represents the perfect alignment of our community’s focus on increasing access to opportunities, a crucial measurement in our Orlando Prosperity Scorecard. We look forward to both the company’s investment in our community as well as supporting its vision of a more equitable future for our workforce,” said Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani.

Checkr’s background screening technology works behind the scenes to provide businesses with clear and actionable results in an efficient way. Its API allows hiring managers to run background checks for employment along with other background screenings inside the platforms they use every day to get more done in less time with less risk. Checkr serves industry-leading companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, InstaCart, GrubHub, and a host of Fortune 500 employers. 

More information on careers at Checkr and a list of available positions can be found here. For more information, please contact Partnership Vice President of Marketing and Communications Laureen Martinez at 407-242-3982 or at, or Checkr Head of Communications Lori Stafford-Thomas at


About Checkr
Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $2.2 billion, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses AI and machine learning to help tens of thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and inclusive. We have the goal to work with our customers to unblock three million candidates in 2021. Join us in the effort to promote fair chance at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.