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Software Firm to Employ 400 Workers at New Global Center in Washington

HCL Technologies has opened a new state-of-the art global delivery center in Redmond, Washington, with an initial investment of $4 million. The company anticipates hiring 400 people over the next two years to work at the facility, and will actively recruit graduates of colleges and universities in the Seattle region.

HCL, the parent of HCL Technologies, is a $6 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise with offices in 26 countries.

Company officials say the new center will support its continued global expansion and increased focus on "business innovation in software development, test engineering, and business critical platform development" in the areas of internationalization and mobility.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has pledged to give HCL $200,000 from the state's Workforce Investment Act to help train the center's workforce.

"At HCL, we share the innovation and product strategy vision of our partners and the creation of a new center will help us further collaborate with them in building their global product development ecosystem," said Shami Khorana, President of HCL Americas. "This center shows our high level of commitment to our customers and our vision of local expansion by investment in people, facilities and processes."

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