News for Immediate
Dec. 19, 2013
Governor Corbett Partners with
Tech Firm to Bring 500 New Jobs to Pittsburgh
Tech Talent and Rich University Graduate Pool Draw CSC
Harrisburg–Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Computer
Sciences Corporation (CSC), a global information technology services company, will
establish a new delivery center in the Strip District in the City of Pittsburgh
in Allegheny County that is intended to create at least 500 new technology jobs
over the next three years.
“While I will
continue fighting for jobs in every single corner of our commonwealth, as an
Allegheny County native, today’s announcement hits close to home,” Corbett
said. “CSC is the latest global company to grow in Pennsylvania and I welcome
their investment in our commonwealth and our greatest asset – our people. I
look forward to partnering with more companies like CSC to create new job
opportunities for Pennsylvanians.”
The company is
projected to invest more than $14 million to acquire a 120,000-square-foot
space to support its global clients. Until a permanent facility is established,
CSC will move into space temporarily at 1350 Penn Ave. by mid-January 2014.
“As part of our strategic
transformation, we are developing a next-generation IT workforce to meet our
clients’ demand for cyber security, cloud computing and application
modernization services,” said Gary Budzinski, executive vice president and
general manager for CSC’s Global Infrastructure Services business. “With a mix
of local IT talent and technically trained college graduates, Pittsburgh
provides an excellent recruiting pool for us to build a next-generation
Corbett was an instrumental partner in helping us to establish this
delivery center in Pittsburgh.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an
experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to
the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or
expanding in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance also collaborated
on this effort.
“CSC’s decision to invest in the Pittsburgh region, where tech is
a key driver of the economy, is strategic. Our region’s 35 colleges and
universities are graduating ample tech talent and advancing the industry with
innovation and R&D. When those assets are coupled with our affordability
and accessibility, Pittsburgh makes a perfect location. We look forward to
welcoming CSC to the region and thank Governor Corbett for his collaboration,”
said Pittsburgh Regional Alliance President Dewitt Peart.
CSC is a global IT services company with U.S. headquarters in
Falls Church, VA. With approximately 81,000 employees, CSC is one of the
world’s largest providers of information technology services and solutions.
more information, visit CSC at www.csc.com.
more information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.
Caras, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Frank, DCED, 717-783-1132