- Post 30 May 2013
- By Catherine Witherspoon
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Jobseekers in the Atlanta area searching out a tech job now have Sandy Springs' Airwatch to consider.
The mobile device management, application management and mobile content tech company plans to bring a total of 800 new jobs to the metro Atlanta area.
The tech company has already hired 200 new employees and expects to hire 600 more by the end of 2013.
"We basically help people be more productive with their entire fleet of iPads or tablets or smart phones," said CEO John Marshall.
The company is best known for its innovation and has Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and The Home Depot for clients.
Marshall tells the Atlanta BlackStar that the Atlanta area is attractive to tech companies because of three main factors: it has access to talent from local universities like Georgia Tech; it's on East Coast time; and it's assessable to international transportation. He says because they're a global company, it's very important that they can get nearly anywhere in the world directly.
Because of factors like these a 2012 study showed there are more than 13,000 tech companies in the state of Georgia.
Considering the mobile app industry is having a billion-dollar effect on the state, it will be no coincidence if tech jobs spearhead the path to a global economy.