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StaffMarket Member for 13 yearshttp://www.avalonhr.com
100 South Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32502
Avalon HR was formerly known as ECB Services and Emerald Coast Business Services. From a press release: Emerald Coast Business Services, ECB Services and Bibbidi HR are being renamed to Avalon HR. Emerald Coast Business Services has been in business since 2004. As the name implies, it started on the Emerald Coast. Initially, it provided tax and payroll operations to clients in Alabama and Florida. Due to client demand, ECB Services was created in 2008 as a Professional Employer Organization to “Make Employing Easy” for Florida clients. In 2010, the payroll division of Emerald Coast Business Services was converted into a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to “Make Employing Easy” for clients outside of Florida. In 2013 Bibbidi HR was created to “Make Employing Easy” for Texas and Washington, D.C. area clients. The companies have continued to grow organically and evolve into a Nationwide Professional Employer Organization “Making Employing Easy” for over 200 clients and over 4,000 employees across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Maryland.
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