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Cloud computing provider to expand in Raleigh

Posted June 7, 2012

— A company that provides networking and cloud-computing services will create 337 jobs in Raleigh over the next five years, officials said Thursday.

Citrix Systems plans to invest $12.5 million to expand its Triangle offices. Last October, it bought Raleigh-based ShareFile and created a data-sharing division here.

“Raleigh has been home to ShareFile since its inception in 2005. As a hub for prestigious universities and a well-established tech community, we are excited to find new local talent to join our company,” Jesse Lipson, vice president and general manager of data sharing at Citrix, said in a statement.

ShareFile is in the fast-growing cloud services market, offering businesses a secure way to send, share and manage files via a Web-based infrastructure.

Citrix already employs 130 people in Raleigh, and the average salary of the new jobs is projected at more than $70,000, plus benefits.

The state Economic Investment Committee voted Thursday morning to award a Job Development Investment Grant to Citrix. JDIGs are awarded only to projects whose benefits exceed the costs to the state and which would not be undertaken in North Carolina without the grant.

Under the terms of JDIG, the company is eligible to receive a grant equal to 75 percent of the state withholding taxes from the new jobs for up to 12 years, as long as the company meets annual performance targets. The grant could generate up to $8.65 million for the company.

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  • SubwayScoundrel Jun 7, 4:11 p.m.

    Good news and if you read other news sources, they are looking to get 80K plus square feet DOWNTOWN. Why? Quote from GM/Founder- "Downtown has transformed trremendously" - "It's a very cool place with a lot of energy, a lot of activity"

    Companies want to hire young, smart people and campuses are loosing their luster. I know, I work in one.

    Good deal for Downtown if it happens, Good for Raleigh. First Red Hat now this company.

  • Gunslinger Jun 7, 2:30 p.m.

    The job market in IT seems to be coming back pretty nicely overall around here. I have had 3-4 cold calls from head hunters just this week trying to see if they could entice me to leave.

    It is frustrating that we had an opening for months for a very good paying developer position. All my contacts were employed. No one even applied for the longest time. We had to employ our own head hunters.

    My girlfriend is a developer in medical research and pharma and they are hiring like hotcakes. This is the new economy. We are going to have to help some of our fellow Carolinian's because manufacturing is gone and left up to the free market the level of their suffering will be severe and undeserved.

  • tarheel19845 Jun 7, 2:25 p.m.

    If anyone wants to check out ShareFile's service, you can register for a free 30 day trial at http://www.sharefile.com

  • davido Jun 7, 2:04 p.m.

    OK, +1 for soulcandy. It's like asking which poison you prefer..

  • soulcandy Jun 7, 1:54 p.m.

    Actually, if they were really that smart, they would be wise enough not to be manipulated by either party.......

  • cantstandgoloanymore Jun 7, 1:19 p.m.

    frankbarney90-no its not. It has to be a minimum of 3000000000 million jobs at 10 figures per person to satisfy the posters on this board. Just wait. Won't hire locals, not enough jobs, blah, blah, blah. It will be something along those lines.

    (I agree with you by the way)

  • kj90 Jun 7, 12:55 p.m.

    Great news!