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HCL to open delivery center in North Carolina

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HCL America, a wholly owned subsidiary of India's global IT services company

HCL Techn­ologies Ltd, announced that it will open a US delivery center in Wake

County, North Carolina.

The company will invest $3.2 million and hire more than 500 employees over

the next five years, thanks in part to a state Job Development Investment Grant

awarded to the company, said a press release.

The facility is scheduled to open by the end of 2008.

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The delivery center will provide application development and maintenance, IT

infra­structure management, help desk support, storage design and architecture

services, SAP services, engineering services, and other consulting services for

US customers.

"HCL was one of the first Indian firms to open offices in the U.S., and we

now have more than 3,000 employees here. The decision to open the North Carolina

delivery center reflects our optimism about the US economy and the continued

importance of our US clients to our business," stated Shami Khorana, President,

HCL America.

"These jobs are a good fit for our economy and critical to the families who

will benefit from them," said Mike Easley, Governor North Carolina. "We are

working with education and workforce training programs to make sure we can

deliver employees with IT skills to companies located anywhere in our state," he

added.

On August 1, HCL Technologies had announced in its annual earnings that the

US geography continues to grow consistently, reporting sales of more than $300

million the last quarter.

The US center opening is part of HCL's global delivery strategy to offer

customers support from various locations around the world, the release said. HCL

currently operates delivery centers in India, China, Poland and Ireland.

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