One of the country’s oldest retailers is pulling out of San Francisco to expand its tech operations in Atlanta and New York.
Macy’s Inc. announced on Tuesday Atlanta will be the home of its primary tech hub, adding hundreds of high-paying jobs to the city. The department store chain will expand its systems and technology campus in Johns Creek, which employs more than 1,000 engineers, programmers and other online support staff, in addition to opening a new tech office in Atlanta, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.
The San Francisco Business Times reports the department store will close its tech office in San Francisco, which employed 831, to move digital operations to Atlanta or New York.
The announcement means higher paying tech jobs for Atlanta; the average salary of a Macy’s software engineer is $102,000, the Chronicle reports.
The news comes on the tail of announcements the company is relocating its headquarters from Cincinnati to New York and closing 125 stores over the next three years.