The Wackenhut Corporation is a security services firm. Founded in 1954, in Coral Gables, Florida, by George Wackenhut and three partners (all former FBI agents), the company is now headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The company is planning to move its headquarters to Jupiter, Florida in 2011.
In 2002 the company was acquired for $570 million by Danish corporation Group 4 Falck (itself then merged to form British company G4S in 2004). In 2010, G4S Wackenhut is changing its name to G4S Secure Solutions to reflect new business model.
Wackenhut Services, Incorporated (WSI) provides safety and security services, including fire and emergency services, facilities management, de-mining and ordnance clearance, as well as canine, weapons remediation, training, and armed and unarmed security services. The company also operates a Homeland Security division that provides border security, information analysis, and emergency response for situations involving chemical agents, biological warfare, and weapons of mass destruction. WSI was founded in 1960; it operates as a subsidiary of G4S Secure Solutions (USA) (formerly the Wackenhut Corp.), itself a subsidiary of UK-based G4S.
President and CEO: David W. (Dave) Foley
Spokeswoman: Courtney Hanry
Manager Business Development: Wayne St. Aman
G4S Wackenhut Launches State-of-the-Art Online Training Website
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., -- Wackenhut Training Institute ("WTI") - G4S Wackenhut's training and research center - recently launched its state-of-the-art online training website. The easy to use Learning Management System ("LMS") was designed specifically for the 38,000 G4S Wackenhut employees who deliver unrivaled security solutions to
commercial, industrial, and government organizations across the United States.Hundreds of WTI's self-service training programs are now available for employees around the clock from any computer with Internet access at
G4S is a truly unique company – we are bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine.
As a world-leading solutions provider across a range of different sectors, we offer career opportunities and personal development that allows our people to unlock their full potential, to express themselves and to reap the rewards of their success.
Our operational entry-level careers vary from security officers, social workers, care workers, investigators, drivers for prisoner transport and much more.
Wherever you join us, you can be sure that you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment, and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a long-term career with us – our recent Employee Survey will back us up.
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. is a leading provider of integrated security solutions in the U.S. With 110 offices and approximately 40,000 employees across the country, G4S offers a unique combination of best-in-breed security personnel, monitoring, tracking and response technologies to provide users with customized security solutions uniquely tailored to meet their needs. G4S is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, but we have area offices throughout the nation. Our employment opportunities are vast. We are where you are!
At G4S, we believe that quality service can be provided only if there is quality training! The G4S training arm develops and conducts on-going training programs not only for company personnel, from security officers to supervisors and managers. G4S provides training in a variety of presentation modalities, both traditional classroom and self-study, and on-line.
G4S has earned an excellent reputation over the years because of the integrity and professionalism of its people; an unyielding commitment to customer service; the high quality of its corporate, regional and local operations; and, its concern for the welfare of its employees. Clearly, much of the G4S success is attributable to the quality of its employees. The company’s training arm develops and conducts training and education programs designed to instill knowledge, a sense of pride and commitment to learning; establishing a platform for advancement within the company and the security profession.
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