Fort Worth is eyeing more tech jobs, this time with a relocation from California.
SmartAction, a small company that provides artificial intelligence services to businesses, wants to move its headquarters from the Los Angeles area to Fort Worth. The move would bring a small number of jobs, a minimum of 66, but Robert Sturns, economic development director, said it furthers Fort Worth’s efforts to attract tech jobs and corporate headquarters.
“SmartAction is another company that allows us to really build that nucleus of technology companies in Fort Worth and it gives us the ability to attract more and larger innovative tech companies,” Sturns told the City Council Tuesday.
The jobs will pay a minimum of just under $66,000. A Fort Worth Chamber announcement said as many as 81 jobs would open in Fort Worth, including marketing, information technology, and software engineering positions.
The company will initially lease a 7,400 square foot space at 9800 Hillwood Parkway in far north Fort Worth, but is expected to move into a permanent headquarters by Jan. 1, 2022.