Leading sports-tech entertainment company FanDuel Group is investing more than $15 million to open a campus in Atlanta that is expected to create more than 900 jobs over the next five years.
The new facility will be located in Atlanta’s Midtown area and will primarily focus on supporting the company’s product development, tech and IT operations. Not only will the center expand Atlanta’s digital media and e-entertainment sectors, it will also provide new job opportunities in software engineering, product development, information technology (IT), user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.
“Atlanta continues to attract companies across many different industries looking to join our welcoming business community, that includes a highly skilled and diverse workforce,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
FanDuel will support educational training programs that include Georgia’s university system, the state’s private colleges, its renowned Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other non-collegiate programs. The company plans to work closely with these institutions to create curriculums that train and educate candidates for future careers in the tech industry.
This effort also will involve an active company presence on campuses, onsite events, career fairs and networking events. What’s more, FanDuel is establishing local community partnerships with organizations across Atlanta to provide resume-building workshops, mock interview sessions, case studies and mentorship programs.
“As we grow our business in a very competitive industry, it’s critical we have access to a diverse talent pool needed to build the most innovative platform in the sector,” said Sarah Butterfass, Chief Product Officer, FanDuel Group. “During this process, it became clear that Atlanta provided FanDuel with a winning combination of access to a thriving tech cluster, respected educational institutions we could partner with and a diverse and welcoming community eager for our arrival.”