NEWS BRIEF: Cisco creating 700 more jobs in Atlanta

Atlanta the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the south?

Tech giant Cisco plans to open a “talent and collaboration center” in Atlanta next year that will create 700 jobs. The company wants to hire engineers and programmers with customer and finance experience, as well as students, entry-level candidates and mid-career professionals. The massive industrial complex will be built at a cost of $41 million on land owned by Georgia Tech. Cisco owns Scientific Atlanta and currently has offices in Alpharetta and Sandy Springs that employ 1,000 workers. Microsoft, Visa, Facebook and Airbnb have all announced plans recently to expand operations in the Atlanta area. manufacturing.net