CCP Games Announces Expansion, Hiring Spree

Due to the mess in the Middle East, the stock market spent most of this week sinking, and thanks to sky-high valuations of companies like Twitter and Facebook, lots of people are also discussing the possibility of a tech bubble.  But many developers should have little to fear, as CCP Games has announced a big expansion.

CCP Games, which is based in Iceland and is known as the creator of EVE Online, intends to relocate its North America headquarters from Gwinnett County, Georgia to DeKalb County.  Which would be a decent sign on its own, since companies don’t tend to make a big deal out of moving to a worse location.

But here’s the even more encouraging part: following the move, and over the course of the next three years, CCP Games intends to create 150 new jobs, doubling its worker headcount in the U.S.

The new CCP Games office is a 40,000-square-foot facility located at 250 East Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur if you feel like swinging by (or scoping it out on Google Street View).

The other CCP Games offices are in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai, by the way, and there’s a datacenter in London, as well.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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