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Paycom projects growth at Oklahoma City headquarters

Paycom adds employees and 90,000 square feet to its headquarters in Oklahoma City.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: June 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: June 2, 2014
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Paycom has built a dining room in the new addition, seen May 16. Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman
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Paycom has built a dining room in the new addition, seen May 16. Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman David McDaniel - The Oklahoman

Paycom Software Inc. has been hiring new employees in Oklahoma City at such a rapid pace that the company recently built a 90,000-square-foot addition to its headquarters on Memorial Road — effectively doubling the size of its offices.

Since 2011, the company has expanded its number of employees in Oklahoma City by about 500, according to data from the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust. At the end of 2014, the company had 841 employees across the United States, but would not disclose more current employment numbers.

Paycom has also said it would add another 667 employees in Oklahoma City over the next four to five years, according to an incentive deal worth $1.25 million the company struck with the city in 2013.

In the first quarter of 2014, the company has expanded its research and development staff by 61 percent — primarily at the company’s offices in Oklahoma City and Dallas.

CEO Chad Richison said Oklahoma City has no shortage of talent with which to grow his vision for the company.

“It hasn’t been a challenge for us — there are a lot of actually very excellent programs for computer science here in Oklahoma as well as in Dallas,” Richison said. “There are also people that we may hire who aren’t necessarily from here but who choose to live here also.”

The company is known for throwing annual appreciation parties for its employees and offering perks such as subsidized lunches for workers. One recent Friday, employees wore brightly colored plastic leis at the company’s headquarters for a monthly luau-themed work party. Employees get flowers each year to celebrate the anniversary of their hire date with the company.

Most of the company’s headquarters on Memorial Road is decorated in various shades of green — the color of money and also the color of Paycom’s logo. Richison’s office is covered in green as well, including the framed prints of golf links that adorn the walls.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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