Governor Corbett Announces Computer Aid, Inc. to Add Additional
Site in Harrisburg, Creating 50 New Jobs
Harrisburg – Continuing
to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett announced today that
Computer Aid, Inc., an IT services firm, has established an office in the City
of Harrisburg, a move that will create 50 new high-paying jobs.
are choosing Pennsylvania as the best place to grow their businesses,” said
Corbett. “My administration is proud to partner with Computer Aid to provide
high-paying jobs to our citizens and real-world experience for our students
right here in our capital city.”
Aid, Inc. (CAI) has entered into a lease for space at Harrisburg University in
downtown Harrisburg. The company plans to invest nearly $1.3 million in the
project including fitting out the building space to accommodate new computer
systems, new offices and conference rooms. CAI has also committed to creating
at least 50 new jobs and retaining 619 more positions over the next three years.
past decades millions of IT technology jobs have been outsourced to other
countries. I believe that the young men and women in this program offer a
stronger alternative than sending jobs offshore,” said Tony Salvaggio,
President and CEO of Computer Aid. “This training will dramatically affect the
trajectory of their lives and will provide a set of highly motivated,
energetic, and competitive skilled resources for Highmark and hopefully other
businesses. I commend Highmark and their executives for initiating such a great
entered into a contract with Highmark to manage its IT revitalization project
for its subsidiary United Concordia Dental. In addition to the new, permanent
jobs, CAI will be using part-time college students to fill some project roles,
providing the students with real world experience.
received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic
Development including a $225,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that
facilitates investment and job creation. Computer Aid has accepted the funding
proposal, but must still apply for the grant and agree to the terms prior to
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 in
collaboration with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC.
Aid, Inc. is a global IT services firm with a network of support centers in the
U.S. and abroad. CAI was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1981 and is
headquartered in Allentown, Lehigh County.
information on Computer Aid, Inc. visit www.compaid.com.
Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic
recovery that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize
private-sector job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment
rate stands at a five-year low and jobs have been growing on a consistent basis
for nearly four years.
information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.
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