If you're an out-of-work techie who has high hopes of landing a job at Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.'s recently announced Tampa operations center, you'll have a bit of a wait.
Yes, DTCC, the Manhattan financial services company that handles trillions of dollars in trades for the securities industry, is coming to Tampa and has signed a contract to buy a former Intermedia Communications office building.
And yes, DTCC plans to create 500 jobs with an average salary of $72,000 by 2007. Such plans will win the company nearly $6-million in state and local incentives as the jobs are created.
But the first positions at DTCC's Southern Business Center will be filled by existing employees who agree to relocate. Only after the dust settles next year, and DTCC figures out how many New Yorkers are willing to head south, will the company be looking to fill positions locally.
"We'll be looking to hire Tampa residents in 2005," the company says on its Web site (www.dtcc.com) "when you'll be able to submit your resume and qualifications via e-mail to our recruiters."
Until then, job hunters in the Tampa Bay area can only hope New Yorkers considering the move make their visit during the summer. Once they experience our sizzling heat, eyeball-melting humidity and torrential rains, there should be plenty of openings for locals.