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Go Daddy to bring 100+ jobs to Hiawatha

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HIAWATHA (KWWL) -- Go Daddy, the world's largest Web-hosting and domain name registrar, is making Hiawatha its new home in eastern Iowa. This means Go Daddy is creating dozens of new jobs almost immediately and hundreds more over the coming months and years.

Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons made the announcement Thursday. The decision puts an end to a several-week battle between Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha -- two communities that wooed the award-winning employer.

Go Daddy expects to hire some 60 people almost immediately and 100-200 over the next year. Employees are needed to help Go Daddy serve its rapidly-growing customer base, which now exceeds 8.1 million people worldwide.

The Go Daddy jobs range from skilled developer positions, to jobs with the company's industry-best customer care division, for which Go Daddy provides on-site training. Parsons believes the eastern Iowa talent pool will provide employees who have a passion for technology and want to make a difference.

Go Daddy had a smaller office in Cedar Rapids for some nine years before moving to Hiawatha. The Internet powerhouse employs more than 2,600 people and has facilities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert and Phoenix, Ariz.; as well as Denver, Colo.; Toronto, Canada and the Netherlands. Go Daddy plans to expand with a data center in Asia this fall.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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