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.

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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.

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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.

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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