San Francisco based software company Salesforce announced plans to increase the headcount in its Atlanta office by adding 600 jobs. This move will immediately double its workforce in Atlanta. The company will also be investing $12.25 million to facilitate the addition of these new employees.
“Atlanta and the Southeast have been an unbelievable market for us, with so many international companies, the airport, a great university system,” said Warren Wick, the company’s Executive Vice President. “This is an expression of confidence in the market.” Currently, the company has a range of jobs here, he said, “a little bit of everything,” including sales and marketing, technology and human resource positions.
Salesforce, which mainly serves businesses, specializes in “customer relationship management” software. The Buckhead office, in Atlanta Plaza, will be undergoing major renovations on a number of floors, and employees will start moving into those spaces next year, Wick said. The company plans to “build out” a top floor to replicate the top floors of other “Salesforce Towers” in other cities, he said. As with those other offices, the top floor would be “open space” that could be used by charities for fund-raising, he said. “We think about real estate as an expression of culture.”
“Salesforce joins other market-leading global brands that have recently announced plans to grow their operations in Atlanta,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “We are proud to be a top choice for companies looking for a talented workforce, quality-of-life, and a welcoming and inclusive business community. The Salesforce cloud will be an exciting addition to our ever-evolving skyline.”
“Top global tech firms like Salesforce are choosing Atlanta to access our highly skilled workforce, advanced technology infrastructure, and academic institutions,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “A majority of Atlanta’s recent new business activity has been in technology and related industry sectors, which has created more than 2,300 new technology-focused jobs so far this year. We are proud to have Salesforce plant deeper roots in Atlanta and look forward to working closely with the company as they continue to grow here.”
“Salesforce continues to reach new heights and we’re thrilled to further our commitment to the city of Atlanta,” said Elizabeth Pinkham, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, Salesforce. “Salesforce Tower Atlanta provides a one-of-a-kind workspace where all of our employees can do the best work of their lives while supporting the community by giving back.”