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Citrix Systems Slated To Add 200 Jobs

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Mark Templeton, chief executive officer of Citrix Systems Inc., speaks during the opening bell ceremony at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Shares of Citrix Systems Inc., a maker of computer-networking software, are up 67 percent year-to-date, the third-biggest increase among technology stocks in the S&P 500. Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mark Templeton, chief executive officer of Citrix Systems Inc., speaks during the opening bell ceremony at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Shares of Citrix Systems Inc., a maker of computer-networking software, are up 67 percent year-to-date, the third-biggest increase among technology stocks in the S&P 500. Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – One of South Florida’s most desirable employers is likely to add 200 jobs.

Citrix Systems gained unanimous approval from Broward County commissioners for the city’s portion of the $1.85 million job creation incentive package, reports the South Florida Business Journal.

Still, the state must sign off on the largest part of the package for Citrix, which makes software applications such as GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC.

The company would receive $450,000 up front and the rest through 2017, should it create and maintain 200 jobs with average wages of $84,678. Those stipulations are in addition to maintaining its current Fort Lauderdale workforce of 1,500 and investing $7.5 million in renovations and upgrades at its facilities.

Although the incentive application stated that Citrix could create those jobs on the West Coast or in Asia, the approval of incentives makes it highly likely it will occur in Fort Lauderdale, said Bob Swindell, CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, which worked with Citrix on its expansion plans.

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