Cargill establishes Atlanta office hub

Creating 400 tech jobs and accelerating digital transformation for the food and agriculture industries
Cargill establishes Atlanta office hub
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Cargill, a global food and agriculture leader, is opening a new office hub in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is hiring immediately and plans to fill up to 400 roles with highly skilled tech and engineering talent. This facility underscores Cargill's strategic commitment to expanding its footprint in key geographies to better serve customers, attract top talent, and advance the company's growth.

Atlanta, recognized as a burgeoning tech hub and known for its diverse and talented workforce, proximity to leading academic institutions, and growing presence of food and agricultural companies, emerged as the ideal choice for Cargill.

"Georgia, and Atlanta, are welcoming, business-friendly environments, that provide an ideal backdrop for Cargill’s investment in technology and innovation," said Brian Sikes, Cargill board chair and chief executive officer. "With a new office hub in Atlanta, Cargill will be able to harness the immense potential of digital technology to drive our business forward. We extend our sincere gratitude to Governor Kemp and Mayor Dickens for their unwavering partnership in making Cargill’s expansion here a reality."

"With our reliable infrastructure network and capable workforce, it's no wonder why companies like Cargill are choosing Georgia as a preferred destination for projects like this new office hub,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Innovative job creators like this help continue the upward momentum of key industries like tech and agriculture."

Cargill aims to revolutionize the industry with digital solutions that can power the global food supply chain and drive sustainability

Cargill's Digital Technology and Data (DT&D) organization will be the initial primary occupant of the Atlanta hub. To fuel its ambitious growth plans, Cargill will hire approximately 400 highly skilled professionals in data engineering, generative artificial intelligence, SAP, and other critical fields over the next few years.

"Cargill's decision to establish an office in Atlanta underscores our recognition of the city's thriving tech innovation hub," said Jennifer Hartsock, chief information and digital officer at Cargill. "Atlanta's rich pool of technical talent provides unparalleled access to the expertise needed to drive our digital transformation. Employees working at this facility will help create digital solutions that power our global food supply chain, harness analytics and artificial intelligence to open new markets, and drive technical innovation to make our food system more sustainable and accessible.”

While Cargill’s Atlanta hub will officially open in Fall 2024, recruitment efforts are beginning now, with an opportunity to start work immediately.

“Atlanta is a city committed to opportunity where companies have the talent, resources and welcoming environment needed to accelerate business in today’s global economy,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. “By choosing Atlanta, Cargill is creating 400 new jobs that can further our economic growth and access to upward mobility for more residents in the city.”

“We are excited to tap into this market and provide tech talent the opportunity to work at a purpose-driven organization, in roles that will positively impact people and the planet as we define a more sustainable, resilient future for food and agriculture,” added Hartsock.

Today, Cargill has a strong employee presence in Georgia and is an active community partner, contributing more than $1 million in the past year to support the Georgia FFA Foundation; Georgia Mountain Food Bank; Emory University; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS); and local schools.

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