Those pursuing careers in computing will be able to find more job openings over the next 5 years in North Carolina.
Citrix Systems, a company that provides remote access to a wide range of software applications for customers, has announced plans to set up a new operations center in downtown Raleigh, the Charlotte News Observer reports.
The Florida-based IT company said it expected the new North Carolina office to create 337 jobs for people with computer experience on their resumes as it looks to compete with industry giants Microsoft and VMware. The new facility, the location of which has not yet been disclosed, will be the home to Cintrix’s data sharing division, which it acquired when it bought out the Raleigh-based software company ShareFile. North Carolina Commerce Secretary told the news agency that the Citrix expansion was a “great win” for the region, noting that its technology is integral to cloud computing, a speciality that other local employers such as Red Hat and IBM have been investing in.
Citrix said the new Raleigh jobs will pay an annual average salary of more than $70,000.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job opportunities for computer and information systems managers are expected to grow by 18% through 2020.