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SAS to add another building, more jobs at Cary campus

Posted October 25, 2011

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SAS, the world’s largest privately held software company, is going to add another building at its headquarters campus in Cary and is continuing to add new jobs locally, the company disclosed at its annual media day on Tuesday.

Chief Executive Officer and company co-founder Jim Goodnight made reference to a new building in a presentation to reporters from around the world who were gathered at the company’s newest building. He also said the SAS could end up boosting its work force of more than 12,000 by 8 percent this year.

“We had set a 6 percent target” for new hires in 2011, Goodnight said. But he noted that “hiring was like a train.”

“We tried to slow it down,” he added, “but there are so many projects people are working on.”

Jim Davis, the firm’s chief marketing officer, confirmed the new building in a brief interview following his own presentation about SAS’ growth of 15 percent in revenues so far in 2011.

“We are three years from walking in the woods to walking in the door,” Davis said of the building. “The site selection process is now underway. Jim has in mind what he wants the building to look like, but that will be determined in terms of height and size based on the site that is selected.”

Another building could be built as well, another SAS spokesperson said.

The campus currently includes 21 buildings.

Goodnight and Davis noted that SAS will increase its revenues and profits in 2011 as it has every year since its founding in 1976. Goodnight projects over $2.5 billion in revenue. SAS reported $2.4 billion in sales in 2010.

SAS also is hiring employees in Cary as well as globally. The company has so far this year added 447 employees in the U.S., most of which are at the headquarters campus.

The newest jobs are for the recently announced SAS Analytics Lab for State and Local Government. More than 50 of a planned 100 positions have been filled, but the company says that demand for services from the lab “has only increased” and led to a need for additional hires.

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  • Luv2Camp Oct 26, 2011

    Thank you SAS!

  • WooHoo2You Oct 26, 2011

    In looking over the job postings at their Cary center, I can't help but notice the number of jobs that require Master's Degree or better. I only found one job that I could qualify for (and I applied for it) but my point is most people will be shut out of jobs because the requirements are too high.-mikefoxwow

    When you are listed as the 'best company to work for in the US' you can ask for whatever you want...

  • YourConscience Oct 25, 2011

    SAS is clear proof that publically held corporate america is destroying america. SAS is the only company bucking the trend of layoffs, stock piling money and not reinvesting. The publicly held company of Verizon laid off workers and voted to cut pensions recently, not to keep the doors open, but to increase their stock price a couple of dollars and give the executives bigger bonuses. Public companies are destroying the middle class, destroying america. Keep up the good work SAS, and DON'T change a thing.

  • I_am_not_Jeff Oct 25, 2011

    bigal, dont get mad, change parties and you too can be a winner instead of a whiner!!!

  • bigal02282 Oct 25, 2011

    Unfortunately, my reply to the right wing nuts on here didn't make it past the censors. It's okay. Just think of the Google definition of Santorum and apply it to yourselves liberally...

  • umop apisdn Oct 25, 2011

    "How is Apple not the Apple of IT? Very confusing statement... Apple makes more than just iPhones and iPods..."

    Apple is more of a fun type of product while SAS is analytics, at least I think that's the point. Apple is known for innovation in gadetry. They do make some heavy duty movie making machines, at least in terms of animation. SAS is okay but I've found that their BI software is all about flash and people making business decisions want number, as Friday would put it, "Just the facts". Anyway, the point is SAS has a cult following just like Apple that is somewhat arbitrary.

  • mikefoxwow Oct 25, 2011

    In looking over the job postings at their Cary center, I can't help but notice the number of jobs that require Master's Degree or better. I only found one job that I could qualify for (and I applied for it) but my point is most people will be shut out of jobs because the requirements are too high.

  • Nunya123 Oct 25, 2011

    Typical tards making everything political. Must be tough having no life.

  • smcallah Oct 25, 2011

    "SAS is the "Apple, Inc" of information technology. "

    How is Apple not the Apple of IT? Very confusing statement... Apple makes more than just iPhones and iPods...

  • dwntwnboy Oct 25, 2011

    Don't think they'll have ANY problem filling any positions they create in the new building. SAS continues to rank as one of the best places to work in the country. My neighbor/old roommate works there and LOVES it. People are climbing all over each other to get a chance at a job there- I know I would!!

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