IBM Facility in Business and Still Hiring

8 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 02 2010 Dec 2, 2010 Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:45:29 AM CST December 02, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - The new IBM "delivery center" in Columbia was up and running Wednesday, having taken possession of its building on November 1. KOMU 8 News got a tour inside the building without a camera. An IBM spokesperson said the company is still hiring for this local facility. IBM said it wants to hire 800 people total by 2012.

The spokesperson called this new facility a "delivery center," meaning those 800 employees will help IBM's customers with information technology assistance. That includes computer hardware, software and a variety of other computer-related technology. There are three other IBM delivery centers in the United States: East Fishkill, N.Y., Boulder, Co., and Dubuque, Iowa. About 20 more delivery centers exist in other countries.

During the tour, there appeared to only be a few people working in the new building. The spokesperson said many of the location's current employees are still in training at a William Woods University facility.

The facility has a main open area with mostly cubicles and lime green chairs. There are a few conference rooms apart from the main area.

The IBM spokesperson said the company plans to hold a grand opening in the first quarter of 2011.

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