Oracle to add 200 jobs in Austin

Nov 5, 2013
Austin Business Journal

Oracle Corp. plans to create 200 jobs in Austin and invest $5.4 million to establish an additional local office

The Texas Enterprise Fund — which state officials use to further entice big companies to expand here — is providing $1 million to close the deal, state officials said Friday afternoon. They couldn't provide Oracle's Texas or Austin workforce levels and the company doesn't release headcounts

Executives at the California-based company (NYSE: ORCL) said the jobs will be in sales and marketing. They selected Austin because of the quality workforce and “growth opportunities here.”

Oracle develops hardware and software designed to work together for business needs. The company employs an undisclosed number of workers in Texas, including Austin workers specializing in sales, marketing, management, data center operations and software development, officials said

In September, Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell was the keynote speaker at Oracle’s developers conference in San Francisco as Dell tightened it relationship with Oracle by unveiling a new console product

The Round Rock-based company continues to strengthen its relationship with Oracle, which three years ago enlisted former Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd as co-president. As a result, arch rivals appear to be becoming allies in the fight to remain relevant in the technology industry

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