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Lenovo announced recently that it has signed a contract with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.(ACS), a Xerox Company, as part of an initiative to expand its Global Services business. The agreement will create approximately 300 new jobs in North Carolina's Research Triangle region—50 of those with Lenovo and 250 with ACS.
“Lenovo exemplifies how the state of North Carolina and a global company started in China can mutually benefit from the high-tech, highly innovative workforce we’ve cultivated here in the Triangle region,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “Not only does this business expansion bring significant new employment opportunities to North Carolinians, but it will create a larger ripple effect across our state’s economy.
North Carolina has world-renowned universities and community colleges as well as a highly skilled and productive workforce that continues to attract and keep the leading information and communications technology companies here. Over 100,000 workers are employed in over 3,000 firms. Raleigh and Charlotte have been named two of top 20 “Most Wired Cities” by Forbes magazine.