New LinkedIn offices open in Midtown Atlanta as part of larger local tech boom

ATLANTA — A major name in the tech world just moved into midtown Atlanta.

LinkedIn, the business and employment online service corporation, opened up office space inside the new Microsoft building on 17th Street this week.

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“It’s really built for how people are working now,” Andrew McCaskill, the company’s career expert said.

McCaskill walked Channel 2′s Audrey Washington through the office on Tuesday.

“We have spaces like this where you can collaborate with your team and there’s all kinds of whiteboarding equipment,” said McCaskill.

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The new Linkedin Atlanta space is a part of a bigger tech boom happening in the area. NCR and Google are both in the same area.

Last year, we spoke with Curtis Kirksey during the construction of the new Google building in midtown Atlanta. He enrolled in Google’s I-T certificate program.

Kirksey said he looked forward to all the jobs the tech boom will bring to the area.

“Your opportunities are endless when it comes to this type of industry,” Curtis Kirksey said. “And to know that they’re in my backyard, gives me hope,” said Kirksey.

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“It’s going to be incredibly competitive for tech talent and highly technical talent in Atlanta,” McCaskill said.

LinkedIn Atlanta is the company’s first office in the Southeast.