Salesforce to create 800 jobs in Indianapolis, calls for statewide LGBT protections

A year after earning international media attention for its forceful and effective opposition to Indiana’s controversial and discriminatory so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Salesforce has announced that it will invest $40 million and create around 800 high-paying jobs in Indianapolis.

In announcing the move, Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle stated, “this investment is possible because of the RFRA fix a year ago and because of the longstanding human rights ordinance in Indianapolis. As a company, we are committed to protecting our employees and customers from discrimination, because equality is a core value at Salesforce… We lead at Salesforce. And we intend to keep leading and making sure all officials understand where we stand.”

Despite pressure from businesses and efforts by some state legislators, Indiana still does not have an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law on the books.  At the announcement, McCorkle and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett both called for the General Assembly to pass such protections.

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