Parsons Corporation bringing 80 jobs to Georgia Cyber Center

Parsons Corporation bringing 80 jobs to Georgia Cyber Center

In another sign of the expanding cyber industry in Augusta, Parsons Corp. is adding another 80 jobs to its operations at Georgia Cyber Center and is having an economic impact outside the center as well, officials said.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced the expansion Thursday, adding to 26 positions Parsons already created at the center in August.

“This expansion showcases the Cyber Center’s tremendous impact on the cyber industry in our state and the CSRA,” he said in a news release. “These additional, high-quality jobs will only add to Georgia’s resume as a national leader in the cyber industry and a key national security asset.”

Parsons, a leading cybersecurity provider and defense and intelligence, is one of the many defense and intelligence contractors moving into the Augusta area as U.S. Army Cyber Command relocates its headquarters to Fort Gordon, a move that is expected to be completed by June 2020.

“They were our first true resident partner on this campus and it was announced that they are expanding, taking up a bigger footprint here,” said Michael Shaffer, executive vice president for strategic partnerships and economic development at Augusta University. “They’ll be now in both buildings (at the center), in the Hull McKnight and the Shaffer MacCartney buildings.”

It is not just jobs but well-paid, highly-skilled jobs that are coming to the center, Shaffer said.

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