PowerSchool to create nearly 100 new jobs in Roanoke

By Irisha Jones - Reporter , Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROANOKE, Va. - Nearly 100 new jobs are coming to Roanoke, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in the city on Friday.

PowerSchool plans to invest $1.8 million and create 96 new jobs in the Star City. PowerSchool is the No. 1 leading education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 32 million students, 66 million parents, and 100 million users in over 70 countries around the world, according to its website.

PowerSchool's investment will add to its 85 existing local positions, according to the Roanoke Regional Partnership.

"We're going from trains to technology and brains," said McAuliffe before making the announcement.

The company plans to occupy two floors in the former Norfolk Southern Building in downtown Roanoke. That space will be about 40,000 square feet.

McAuliffe and Virgina Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore both attended Friday's announcement.

McAuliffe said that Virginia beat California, Pennsylvania and Texas to get these jobs.

Construction will begin immediately and the company expects to be in its new offices in 2018 with plans to hire 96 new employees over the next three years, according to PowerSchool. 

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