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NORCROSS, GA - July 24, 2014 - Atlanta has become one of the hottest emerging tech hubs in the U.S., adding more than 8,000 technology jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 9 percent increase. But, what does this larger tech footprint really mean for the local economy and job market? It means higher job creation in other industries and a positive impact on wages, according to new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI).

"Technology jobs have a great multiplier effect, meaning they lead to more high-wage jobs in other occupations and industries," said Eric Presley, Chief Technology Officer for CareerBuilder. "Atlanta has definitely experienced that benefit as leading tech companies and new startups make the city their home. Since 2010, new technology jobs have resulted in the addition of thousands of other jobs in the metro area in everything from business and financial operations to sales, production, transportation and health care."

Using an input-output economic model, CareerBuilder and EMSI were able to determine how the addition of jobs in a technology-related industry in the Atlanta metro influences job creation in other industries and pay levels. For example:

The creation of 100 jobs in Software Publishing, an industry with average earnings of $140,304, can lead to the addition of 503 jobs in other industries. The average earnings for the new jobs would be $61,488.* A sample of occupations that would be created as a result of 100 jobs being added in Software Publishing include:

78 jobs in Sales and Related Occupations

86 jobs in Office and Administrative Support

55 jobs in Business and Financial Operations

51 jobs in Management Occupations

31 jobs in Health Care Practitioners and Technical Occupations and Health Care Support Occupations

34 jobs in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

The creation of 100 jobs in Computer Systems Design Services, an industry with average earnings of $101,564, can lead to the addition of 151 jobs in other industries. The average earnings for the new jobs would be $64,908.

The creation of 100 jobs in Custom Computer Programming, an industry with average earnings of $100,152, can lead to the addition of 133 jobs in other industries. The average earnings for the new jobs would be $65,993.

Examples of Companies Hiring for Technology Jobs in the Atlanta Area:

Corus360

Industry: IT Services and Solutions

Sample job titles available today: software engineer, project manager, network engineer, systems engineer, Web developer, QA, business analyst, ERP consultant and database analyst

NCR

Industry: Point of Sales Software Solutions

Sample job titles available today: software engineer (C#, .Net, C++, and Java) and ERP - Oracle

Orion Technology Services

Industry: IT Consulting/ Cloud Consulting/ Hardware as a Service

Sample job titles available today: help desk manager, project manager, SCCM engineer, solutions engineer

Clearleap

Industry: Information Technology/ Internet/ Broadcast Media

Sample areas of hiring: IT and Video Engineering professionals. A full list of openings can be found at: <http://clearleap.com/company/careers/>

CareerBuilder

Industry: Human Capital Solutions

Sample job titles available today: software engineer (1, 11, and 111), data analyst, IT support technician and project manager

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