WillowTree hiring 98 in Durham to develop apps

DURHAM, N.C. — WillowTree will expand in Durham and plans to hire at least 98 employees over the coming three years to support continued growth. The fast-growing designer of mobile applications plans to hire software developers, mobile designers and project managers. While compensation varies by position, the new jobs will average $83,333 per year in pay. Durham County’s overall annual wage is $66,599.

“One of the nation’s fastest-growing companies has decided to grow in North Carolina,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “The sky is the limit for companies like WillowTree as mobile apps become increasingly central to the way businesses communicate with consumers.”

Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, privately held WillowTree was founded in 2007. Inc. Magazine has ranked it among the nation’s fastest growing companies for the last four years. The firm’s clients include Johnson & Johnson, GE, AOL, Regal Cinema Group, Time Warner, PepsiCo and other major companies. IT market intelligence firm Forrester Research projects the mobile applications industry will quadruple into a $22 billion marketplace by 2018.

Source: North Carolina Governor’s press release

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