JACKSON (WWJ) — The Sunnyvale, Calif. IT firm HCL Technologies opened its Michigan Technology Development Center in downtown Jackson Monday, where 120 new HCL employees will provide IT services to the Jackson-based utility holding company CMS Energy.

The center is in the Commonwealth Commerce Center building, a 30,000-square-foot structure at 209 E. Washington Ave.

HCL said the center will also serve as HCL’s center of excellence for application and infrastructure related operations. The center works with the HCL Global Learning & Development academy to foster knowledge on global best practices in the technology sector and provide training and development for advanced and emerging next-generation IT technologies, including cloud computing, mobility and smart products for its Michigan based employees.

In addition to its new Michigan center, HCL is continuing its aggressive expansion in several U.S. cities. In September 2012, it opened a Collaborative Engineering Hub and delivery center in Redmond, Wash.

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), provides natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. For more information about Consumers Energy, visit http://www.consumersenergy.com


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