The jobs are good ones: software engineers, systems analysts, project managers. Software engineers, for example, earn between $70,000 and $100,000 a year, said Tracy Chastain, a senior vice president for human resources for McKesson.
Atlanta business and political leaders tout health care, and McKesson in particular, as an “industry of the future,” a high-tech remedy for double-digit unemployment. Chastain, though, cautions that many of the affected workers could find work in other McKesson divisions. A “redeployment” job fair gets under way next week.