Archive for November, 2017

City hires for transportation jobs in Atlanta

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The city is busy hiring for transportation jobs in Atlanta.

Governor Nathan Deal appointed Faye DiMassimo, General Manager of the Renew Atlanta-TSPLOST program, to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

“I am pleased that Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Faye DiMassimo to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Since joining our team, Ms. DiMassimo has brought a tremendous level of expertise and leadership to the $250 million Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond program. In recognition of her abilities, I asked her to manage the five-year, $300 million TSPLOST program as well. I offer my congratulations to Faye DiMassimo on her appointment.”

The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) is a state-level authority that addresses mobility and air quality in metro Atlanta.  In 2017, GRTA combined with the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) to jointly provide the services of both state authorities.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the SRTA Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Board,” said Faye DiMassimo. “Chris Tomlinson’s tremendous leadership of the agency and its important mission are also reflective of my 36 years in planning, developing and implementing mobility systems supporting residents, businesses and visitors. Clearly, this opportunity also demonstrates confidence in the City of Atlanta’s important role and Mayor Kasim Reed’s visionary leadership in advancing effective and efficient quality infrastructure in the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.”

DiMassimo is also a member of the 2017 Atlanta Hall Management Board of Directors for the College Football Hall of Fame and the Earl Smith Strand Theatre Board of Trustees. DiMassimo is a graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute and Leadership Cobb. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Administration and City Planning from Auburn University.

Startup exchange highlights Atlanta jobs

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The international startup exchange is highlighting Atlanta jobs.

the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta, along with international partners including the U.K. Department for International Trade, Sage and Metropole Toulouse, have selected the final ten companies for the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange.

The Startup Exchange is a one-week international residency which will provide four Atlanta-based companies a platform for global expansion in either Toulouse, France or the United Kingdom. Two Toulouse-based and four United Kingdom-based companies will travel to Atlanta on this occasion.

“The International Startup Exchange provides the selected Atlanta companies a unique opportunity and resources needed to grow their business and ultimately create jobs here in Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “I congratulate the Atlanta-based companies that will participate and share innovative ideas in this year’s Exchange.  We also look forward to welcoming the French and British companies to Atlanta where they will find a city with a robust and growing startup community.”

Atlanta-based companies Qoins, a FinTech startup that encourages savings for millennials, and Babylogger, a software and hardware company that helps catalogue baby activities, will travel to the U.K. the week of November 14, 2017 during Venturefest North East. In addition, Vayando, a social impact travel organization and Volantio, an airline booking tool for improving flight utilization, will visit Toulouse.

“Atlanta and Newcastle have a long standing civic and business relationship dating back to its sister city inception in 1977. Atlanta serves as a home to 314 UK based companies, and we are proud to partner with the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and the Sage Group plc to further strengthen this relationship and open trade channels between innovative start-ups,” said UK Consul General Pilmore-Bedford. “We look forward to assisting the winning participants on both sides of the pond in hopes to promote entrepreneurial activity and foster global business collaboration.”

Company to create more tech jobs in Atlanta

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

One company is expanding and creating more tech jobs in Atlanta.

Accenture plans to open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018, more than doubling its footprint in Midtown’s Technology Square.  The Hub will be a destination where Accenture people and clients can work side-by-side to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch solutions that meet the demands of today’s fast-changing digital world.

As part of the expansion, Accenture will add 800 highly skilled technology jobs in Atlanta by 2020, accelerating its investment in its innovation capabilities and contributing to the city’s fast growing tech community.  The company is recruiting people with the critical skills needed to serve clients across all its businesses – Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations.

“Accenture’s leadership in our city enhances our status as a global center for technology and innovation,” said Mayor Reed. “We are excited that Accenture has chosen Atlanta as a location for one of its new Innovation Hubs. The more than 800 new jobs the company is creating as part of its expansion is a testament to the strength of our economy and our highly-skilled workforce.”

“Accenture has a longstanding commitment to advancing the technology ecosystem in Atlanta,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Georgia’s advanced technology infrastructure and robust workforce will benefit Accenture both in building this new Innovation Hub and in the company’s future growth. We are proud to see Accenture expand in Midtown, creating new opportunities for our citizens to be at the forefront of technology with highly skilled jobs while further securing Georgia’s status as the Silicon Valley of the South.”

Recently named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work, Accenture employs more than 2,800 people in Atlanta.  The company is an active contributor to many of the city’s technology and digital initiatives, including the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Technology Association of Georgia and the Technology Innovation Awards. Accenture also partners with organizations including Girls Who Code, Junior Achievement, Boys and Girls Clubs to deliver skill-development programs across the metro community.

“Our clients look to us to help them grow, compete and transform in the digital economy,” said Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director—US Southeast, Accenture. “We are bringing innovation to their doorsteps with a new destination in Atlanta where we can co-create solutions to their biggest challenges and deliver ground-breaking, tangible results faster than ever.”