Open-source-software company Red Hat Inc. (RHT) will keep its
headquarters in North Carolina's Wake County and add 540 local jobs
over the next decade, the Triangle Business Journal of
Raleigh-Durham cited the company and Gov. Beverly Perdue as
Red Hat is based at North Carolina State University, but the
company didn't say where in Wake County it will be expanding or
whether its headquarters will remain in Raleigh.
Sources said the company had been considering offers to relocate
to either Austin, Texas, or Atlanta.
Red Hat already employs 690 people in the state and is planning
to first expand its headquarters operation and add 240 jobs
associated with its existing product lines. Wages for the new jobs
will average $80,525 a year.
A second development project will support the company's
expansion into new technologies such as software virtualization and
technology "cloud" offerings, according to a statement from the
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