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IBM Is Hiring In Missouri: 800 Jobs Over 30 Months

IBM said it is opening a third services-delivery center in North America, with plans to begin hiring for the Missouri facility this summer. IBM projects that by the end of 2012, it will have up to 800 employees at the center.

IBM said it is opening a third services-delivery center in North America, with plans to begin hiring for the Missouri facility this summer. IBM projects that by the end of 2012, it will have up to 800 employees at the center.We've written about these new facilities that both IBM and Hewlett-Packard have opened in small towns around the U.S., and if you'd like to get more insight on those, please check out our "Recommended Reading" list at the bottom of this post.

Here's how an IBM press release described the Columbia site:

The new center will join two other North American service delivery facilities opened recently in Dubuque, IA and Lansing, MI, making it the third new facility IBM has opened in the United States in the last 18 months. The new center is part of an extensive network of IBM service delivery centers in more than 20 countries, with multiple sites in many of those countries, that provide information technology services and business process outsourcing capabilities to IBM clients around the world.

IBM said the facility "will be operational in 2010, and by the end of 2012 should be fully staffed with a variety of IT positions ranging from entry level up to experienced professional."

Reflecting the understandable enthusiasm similar to that generated by the opening of the other new U.S. centers, Columbia mayor Bob McDavid said, "IBM's local investment will bring 800 high-quality, knowledge-based jobs to our community." He also said "the enormous economic benefit" will "increase the quality of life for all Columbians for decades."

IBM said the new facility will support IBM's U.S.-based outsourcing clients, handling servers, security, and end-user support.

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