Move creates jobs, expands Amtrak presence in Georgia
WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today that it is opening an Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Center in metro Atlanta later this summer. The new center, at Concourse Office Park in Sandy Springs, Ga., will support Amtrak IT operations nationwide.
Amtrak projects as many as 200 jobs may be created in the Atlanta metro area during the next two to five years as a result of its new IT Service Delivery Center. Amtrak currently employs nearly 50 people in Georgia and spent more than $78 million on goods and services in the state during the most recent fiscal year. Key information about Amtrak’s presence in Georgia can be found online at http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/GEORGIA14.pdf. Amtrak’s Crescent service travels twice daily between New York City and New Orleans, and serves Atlanta’s Peachtree Station.
“We are excited to come to Georgia. The opening of this service delivery center strengthens our IT operations and allows us to deliver service more effectively and efficiently for our business and customers,” said Jason Molfetas, Amtrak Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President. “Our employees must continue to have the best technology capabilities that provide quick access to information, link to critical processes and connect with customers in a rapidly evolving marketplace.”
“The Atlanta metropolitan area provides America’s Railroad® a strong market to acquire and retain talent and is a component of the IT transformation at Amtrak,” said Dave Hudson, Chief Business Strategy Officer of IT and SVP of Technology Strategy.
In addition to the Sandy Springs facility, Amtrak IT operations are also based in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Wilmington, Del.
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