Norfolk Southern plans to renovate its facilities to accommodate the new workers and improve building efficiency, the documents said. The new jobs are expected to have an average wage of $86,000.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Rick Harris said the move is part of a previously announced transition of workers from a facility in Roanoke, Va., and the jobs are mainly back office positions, such as information technology, payroll and accounting, audit and compliance.
“That is well underway,” Harris said of the transition. “A good number of those people have already moved here.”
The documents said the company’s expansion will bring $581,247 per year in new taxes to the city, and $810,961 per year in new revenue for Fulton County. The value of the expected tax break, if approved by the Invest Atlanta board and City Council, was not immediately available.
Norfolk Southern has about 2,400 employees in Atlanta, the documents said.