The tech job news out of St. Louis and Atlanta keeps rolling in.
In March, St. Louis topped a Dice list of the fastest-growing cities for tech jobs. It reported the number of existing jobs grew 25 percent over the previous year and that average tech salaries were up 13 percent.
- Boeing has announced plans to add 400 new jobs at an IT hub there and an equal number in North Charleston, S.C. At the same time, though, it plans to eliminate 1,500 IT jobs in Washington state.
- Monsanto is expected to add 675 new jobs over three years as part of a $400 million expansion.
- Systems integrator World Wide Technology has added at least 100 jobs as part of continuing expansion. It recently opened a new 57,200-square-foot headquarters to support continued growth. It was among five St. Louis companies on Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT list.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta IT job market remains hot, too, and will get more so:
- AT&T plans to add 600 positions as it collaborates with Georgia Tech and Cisco at an innovation center there. It will be AT&T’s fourth such center, with a fifth being set up in Plano, Texas.
- Health care technology vendor athenahealth is investing $10.8 million in expansion and will add 500 jobs over the next five years. Health care IT was one of the fastest-growing job categories in a recent report on the Atlanta job market by Burning Glass.
Atlanta ranked No. 9 on Forbes’ recent list of cities with the most STEM job openings.