Pocatello FBI data center to expand, add jobs

Posted at 10:48 AM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 12:51:41-04

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad says the FBI is expanding its data center facility, bringing 300 new jobs to southeastern Idaho.

The Idaho State Journal reports that Blad announced on Thursday that the renovation project is expected to help Pocatello's economy. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.

The average estimated wage is about $60,000 a year.

The FBI has already added 100 new jobs in Pocatello in anticipation of the expansion.

The Pocatello FBI center provides telecommunications and database support for agency field services throughout the country. The center first opened in Idaho in 1985.

The FBI operates information technology centers in Pocatello, and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.