Citigroup Says IT Center Will Bring Jobs

By Deborah Rothberg  |  Posted 2006-07-10 Print this article Print

Citigroup says that its new national IT center, opening in October 2006, will bring 1,000 new tech jobs to the Cincinnati area.

Citigroup announced plans on July 10 to build a Information Technology and Consumer Innovation Training Center in Blue Ash, Ohio, that it said will eventually employ up to 1,000 IT professionals.

The company intends to hire 400 tech professionals by the time the center opens in October of this year, and hopes to be up to 1,000 hires by June 2007. The facility will be located 12 miles outside Cincinnati.

"This is great news for Ohio," said Sen. George Voinovich in a statement. "The 1,000 new jobs will have a significant economic impact, and the quality of the IT work force in Cincinnati will help keep the United States competitive in the global marketplace."

The Consumer Innovation Center will be dedicated to research, development, training and general support of Citigroup's business systems, according to company officials.

Citigroup is actively recruiting systems analysts, software developers, Web solutions experts and systems architecture, Web solutions and infrastructure professionals to fill the openings in the new center.

The company intends to staff the facility with new hires, and not transfers from its nearby Florence, Ky., facility.

Citigroup said that it will eventually employ more than 4,500 workers in the region.

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