The tax and advisory services firm announced the addition of 650 new jobs to the Orlando region as well as a $1 million investment in local nonprofit LIFT Orlando.
KPMG, one of the world’s largest audit, tax and advisory service organizations, has tripled-down on its Orlando investment, announcing plans to add 650 new jobs in the Orlando region over the next 24 months as well as a $1 million investment in local nonprofit LIFT Orlando.
This marks KPMG’s third major expansion in Orlando, having opened its new Capability Center in Lake Nona in 2021 as well as its $450 million “KPMG Lakehouse” in 2020, the firm’s learning, development and innovation facility in Lake Nona that represents its largest-ever capital investment project.
The announcement was made during a press event that was part of the firm’s 125 anniversary celebration and day of service. The event was moderated by Orlando Office Managing Partner Isaac Juarez, who kicked things off by sharing details around the firm’s Community Impact Day and introduced KPMG Deputy Chair and COO, Laura Newinski.
The program also featured remarks by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who presented a proclamation celebrating the firm’s impact and 125th anniversary, and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, who recognized KPMG’s long history and continued success. The event concluded with remarks by Eddy Moratin, president of Lift Orlando, and Casey Barnes, Orlando Economic Partnership Vice President of Business Development, who explained the Paintillo art project—an interactive art mural that symbolized everyone’s part in Orlando’s next chapter, which will be hung in the offices of Lift Orlando.
“In 2015, the Partnership had an amazing opportunity to help KPMG bring their new Lakehouse facility, the firm’s cultural home, to Orlando. At that time, KPMG had just shy of 200 jobs in our market,” Barnes says.
“Today, KPMG has grown to more than 1,400 professionals in our community.”Casey Barnes, Orlando Economic Partnership Vice President of Business Development
Over the next 24 months, 2,000 KPMG employees will come to call Orlando home, making the firm one of the top 25 employers in the region.
“It’s incredibly humbling when companies double down, and even triple down, on Orlando,” Barnes says.
“It’s a validation of the great work our entire community has done to ensure we maintain a strong business climate and a prime talent pool of high-skilled workers.”Casey Barnes, Orlando Economic Partnership Vice President of Business Development
Partnerships like the one between KPMG and Lift Orlando help dreams of a better Orlando become a reality. It’s another example of how collaboration, partnership and philanthropy help advance Broad-based Prosperity® and make Orlando Unbelievably Real.