Unisys Plans To Establish Service Center In Augusta, Georgia
According to company officials, the firm will initially use the center to provide services to the U.S. Army, which recently selected Unisys for the Army Enterprise Service Desk, a single point of contact for Army personnel who need help desk or other end user IT support services. The company expects to hire approximately 250 employees within the first year and will work with the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence to recruit IT professionals, including Georgia veterans, for the center. Unisys expects that it will also serve commercial clients through the new facility.
“A smart, motivated workforce and the vibrant local community make Augusta an ideal location for our new service center,” said Unisys Enterprise Services President Ron Frankenfield. “We look forward to having our new service personnel deliver the exceptional IT services that our clients around the world have come to expect from Unisys.”
Lauren Lambiase, Senior Project Manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, assisted Unisys on behalf of the state, along with Walter Sprouse at the Augusta Economic Development Authority and Brenda Robbins at Georgia Power.
“With our top-ranked business climate and highly skilled workforce, more global technology companies such as this one are choosing to call Georgia home,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Our state will be able to provide Unisys with the support it needs to remain competitive in the marketplace and, in turn, this company will provide our citizens with high-quality, good-paying jobs. Georgia’s technology sector is thriving, and I’m confident that we have all the necessary resources for Unisys to successfully serve its customers around the world.”
“For 2014, Augusta was ranked as one of the top ten cities in the United States for the creation of information technology jobs,” said Augusta Economic Development Authority Chairman Henry Ingram. “Today’s announcement that Unisys will bring 700 new jobs to downtown Augusta is a testament that our workforce is superior. Unisys will thrive in Augusta and we are thrilled to have this outstanding company as part of Augusta’s Corporate Community.”
“Georgia has become a hub for technology companies,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Unisys’ decision to locate here highlights the vitality of this industry and the strength of our workforce to support its growth. I am confident that our pro-business climate and robust R&D resources will help Unisys in servicing clients around the world.”
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