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Information technology company to create 700 jobs in Richmond Co.

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

An information technology company will be bringing up to 700 jobs to Richmond County over the next five years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. 

Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, is planning to locate a new service center in Augusta. 

"With our top-ranked business climate and highly skilled workforce, more global technology companies such as this one are choosing to call Georgia home," Deal said. "Our state will be able to provide Unisys with the support it needs to remain competitive in the marketplace and, in turn, this company will provide our citizens with high-quality, good-paying jobs. Georgia's technology sector is thriving, and I'm confident that we have all the necessary resources for Unisys to successfully serve its customers around the world."

Unisys will initially use the center to provide services to the U.S. Army, which recently selected Unisys for the Army Enterprise Service Desk, a single point of contact for Army personnel who need help desk or other end user IT support services. 

The company expects to hire approximately 250 employees within the first year and will work with the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence to recruit IT professionals, including Georgia veterans, for the center. Unisys expects that it will also serve commercial clients through the new facility.

Unisys is seeking to occupy a 60,000-square-foot plus facility in Augusta and is finalizing the precise location.

"A smart, motivated workforce and the vibrant local community make Augusta an ideal location for our new service center," said Unisys Enterprise Services President Ron Frankenfield. "We look forward to having our new service personnel deliver the exceptional IT services that our clients around the world have come to expect from Unisys."

Unisys, headquartered in Blue Bell, Penn., is a global provider of outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. The company has more than 23,000 employees and serves clients around the world.

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