A new HP Enterprise Services applications delivery center opened in Pontiac last week with plans to hire more than 200 tech professionals and additional support personnel over the coming months.
In June, HP Enterprise Services (a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company), the provider of integrated business solutions across software applications, announced its plans to invest up to $4.8 million to add up to 250 technical employees in Pontiac and create a new supply channel of resources for the company’s U.S. public sector accounts.
The new hiring spree is being supported by a state tax credit approved by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) valued at up to $3.5 million over the next seven years. HP Enterprise Services currently has 1,976 employees in southeast Michigan.
In the less than three months since the project was approved, the facility has already opened with 12 employees in place so far and many more openings being posted. HP expects to hire industry focused and technically skilled employees. The center will also provide opportunities for HP to partner with local universities for training activities and with the state for recruiting.
The new center also brings HP into Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association that drives growth and economic development in Southeast Michigan through workforce as well as business development initiatives.
Michigan was chosen over competing sites due to the high quality workforce and the availability of technical resources, according to an HP spokesperson.
The HP move is part of a wave of tech job growth in Michigan. CNN Money recently referred to Detroit as the next Silicon Valley. And just this week, Inc. magazine gave more national attention to Detroit’s place as a hotbed of innovation.
For information on positions at the HP applications delivery center in Pontiac, visit HP’s jobs website.