THE FORMER Owosso Public Schools Administration Building, 1405 W. North, as seen in this photo from last summer. It was vacated when the school system moved administrative operations to the Washington Campus (historically, Washington Elementary School) on Alger Street a few years ago. This was the view July 29 this year. (Independent File Photo/BILL CONSTINE)
After hiring 29 employees this year and seeking to fill 15 new positions, Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering is renovating the former Owosso Public Schools Administration Building and renovating space for more offices at its Global Headquarters on W. King Street.
The Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership will host a groundbreaking ceremony at the newly-purchased building at 1405 W. North Street at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
“We have the most dedicated group of employees you will find anywhere,” said Covenant Eyes President Ron DeHaas. “We are passionate about helping families use the Internet safely. That passion—and the growing demand for our software and educational materials—is fueling continued growth.”
Covenant Eyes expects to invest $225,000 to renovate the building to house a second customer service call center. Construction is expected to be complete early in the first quarter, and the building will provide office space for 38 employees during 2016.
The new purchase also frees up space at Covenant Eyes Global Headquarters, 1525 W. King Street, to construct new offices for recently hired employees as well as unfilled postions.
In addition to seeking five new customer service representatives, Covenant Eyes is seeking candidates for software development, marketing and leadership. Persons can learn more about positions available at www.covenanteyes.com/careers.
Covenant Eyes officially purchased the vacant building from the Owosso Public Schools this past week. The Owosso Planning Commission unanimously recommended rezoning the property for office use, which was formally approved by the City Council on Monday, Oct. 19.