Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello presented Paycom the Oklahoma Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The award was presented to Paycom founder and CEO, Chad Richison, during a presentation on May 31, 2012, at Paycom corporate headquarters located in Oklahoma City.
Commissioner Costello stated, “In my first year as Labor Commissioner, I traveled the state promoting our OSHA Safety Pays Consultation Program. While traveling I visited some amazing companies and each business owner had a unique story about why they started their company and how it has evolved over the years. I want to honor these entrepreneurs for their commitment to Oklahoma and for their success in creating opportunities for other Oklahomans to earn a living through private sector jobs.”
Paycom pioneered the online payroll market in 1998 and is currently one of the fastest growing payroll companies in the country with offices in 19 cities and customers in all 50 states. They provide multiple payroll and human resource tools through easy-to-use web-based software. Since 1998, Paycom has created over 550 jobs across the nation with most of the jobs located in the 90,000 square foot corporate headquarters located in Oklahoma City.
“We are honored to be selected for this award,” said Paycom Founder and CEO, Chad Richison. “Starting and growing our business in Oklahoma was the right decision. The state of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City provided us the incentives we needed to build our headquarters and to hire a great workforce. We are adding at least 20 new jobs each month and Oklahoma is rich with bright, hard-working, dedicated employees.”