Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Panama City

WEST BAY A Panama City company is preparing to hire 300 workers.

Gov. Rick Scott came to town Monday to recognize medical software company iSirona's expansion.

Local officials are hoping the expansion will have a big impact on the local economy.

Rick Scott calls himself the "Jobs" Governor.

So Monday's announcement at the Panama City Airport is big news.

Governor Rick Scott says, "You think about each individual family. Their lives are changed when they get a job, especially a job in a great company like iSirona."

It's a success story that almost bypassed panama city.

Earlier this year, iSirona management debated moving the medical software company to one of three other states.

After months of deliberation, they decided to stay in Bay County, and began the plans to expand.

Scott adds, "Well it's not just a great company, it's great to have all these jobs, but it's something great for our country. If you look at all the individuals they're taking care of and providing better healthcare, they can feel good everyday about what they accomplish."

iSirona Founder and CEO Dave Dyle says, "A lot of people say, 'Oh, you're a technology company' or, 'Oh, you build device integration' or, 'You build imaging technology.' But really, at the end of the day, what we do is we help a caregiver make a better decision about how to treat and care for that patient."

iSirona is looking for people to to fill a variety of positions, from computer programmers and electrical engineers, to finance experts and accountants.

The company's already filled 60 of the positions.

Based on the growth rate, Dyle expects to have made all of his hires by the end of 2014.

iSirona is also expanding its downtown Panama City offices.

Construction will be completed by the end of January, nd the company plans to expand to other facilities.


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