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The tech industry continues to grow here in Austin with Charles Schwab adding 823 more high-paying tech jobs to it’s Austin regional office.  The tech workers would be paid an average wage of $79,602 and added over the course of 10 years to the firm’s existing Austin workforce of almost 1,000 employees.

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce officials and Schwab’s California headquarters have discussed the possibility of expanding the company’s Austin operations, said Dave Porter, senior vice president for economic development at the chamber.

Austin’s technology sector has benefited with deals that brought Apple, eBay, Visa and Facebook to Central Texas.  This has persuaded other companies like Samsung to expand their Austin operations.

Jon Hockenyos, president of Austin-based economic consulting firm TXP, said the new jobs will be a welcome addition to Austin’s economy.

“It’s always good to see new jobs coming to Austin, especially since it looks like they will pay well and match a segment of our labor force that we’ve been targeting,” Hockenyos said. “It’s projects like this that contribute to Austin recently being ranked No. 2 in the nation by Forbes for future job growth.”


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