Citrix to invest $5M in Raleigh, add 400 jobs in Wake County over next 5 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Citrix is set to add 400 jobs in Wake County over the next five years and invest $5 million to expand its operations in Raleigh, Gov. Pat McCrory and the company announced Thursday afternoon.

McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) made the announcement at a press event in Raleigh.

“This expansion is further evidence that North Carolina’s business climate and quality of life are second to none,” McCrory said. “Our state’s highly-skilled workforce continues to make North Carolina a leading destination for technology jobs.”

More than 400,000 organizations around the world use Citrix solutions, according to a news release from the governor’s office. The company was founded in 1989 in Florida and opened a building in Raleigh’s warehouse district in 2014. Nearly 800 people work at the downtown Raleigh location.

According to the release, Citrix plans to hire software engineers, marketing professionals and account managers. The average annual salary of the new jobs will be at least $73,325. Wake County’s overall wages currently average $52,315 per year.

“Citrix is committed to investing in the tech innovation that is shaping the Raleigh community through this partnership with Secretary John E. Skvarla III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina,” said Jesse Lipson, corporate vice president and general manager of Citrix. “This partnership is a reflection of the culture of innovation within our company.”

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