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SunGard AvantGard Hiring 170 Workers in Jacksonville, Florida

May 8 2013 11:09AM

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SunGard AvantGard plans to expand its Jacksonville workforce by hiring
170 more workers and move into an office tower on downtown's Southbank.

The information technology company is seeking up to $1,020,000 in city and state
financial incentives, equating to $6,000 for each job actually created.

The average annual salary of the new jobs will be at least $54,000, according to
an announcement by the city and JAX USA Partnership, the regional economic
development arm of the chamber of commerce.

The jobs will be created by 2016, and the company intends to spend about $4.4
million in capital investment at the downtown office, which will be at 701 San
Marco Blvd.

"The SunGard project demonstrates the continued momentum in downtown
Jacksonville and the confidence that business leaders have in our economy,"
Mayor Alvin Brown said in a statement.

SunGard currently employs 80 people at its Jacksonville office on the Southside.
SunGard AvantGard is a subsidiary of SunGard, which employs 17,000 employees
worldwide, according to the company.

The announcement said legislation will be filed Wednesday for City Council to
vote on the incentives package. Twenty percent of the incentives would be paid
by the city and the state would pay the rest.

Source: (c)2013 The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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