by Mike Vogel
Updated 3 yearss ago
Kaplan has benefited from the recession. It is looking to fill 350 positions.
That growth has been great for Fort Lauderdale, home to Kaplan University’s executive offices and its largest online student support center. From a 65-employee start in Boca Raton in 2000, Kaplan University has mushroomed into an economic anchor, employing 2,800 in Fort Lauderdale and south Florida. In October, the university opened a support center in Plantation that will eventually employ 700. “We still expect to grow here in south Florida,” says Gregory Marino, president of the Kaplan University Group.
— Gregory Marino,
Marino says south Florida has a good pool of degree holders the company can tap for workers. It also has affordable real estate and good air connections for traveling executives, including Kaplan Inc.’s senior executive, chairman and CEO Andrew S. Rosen, who works from Fort Lauderdale.