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Paris firm picks Charlotte for $4.2M office; 550 jobs to be created

Paris-based Capgemini will open a $4.2 million office in Charlotte, creating 550 new jobs over the next three years, Gov. Beverly Perdue said today in an announcement at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in uptown.

Capgemini provides consulting, technology and outsourcing services. It has more than 100,000 employees in 36 countries.

The Charlotte facility will serve banking, insurance and capital-market clients for the company’s Financial Services Global Business Unit.

Perdue said the facility will help Charlotte and the state better compete in the global economy.

Roy Stansbury, Capgemini’s managing director of Financial Services North America, said at the press conference that Charlotte’s talented work force and strong financial industry convinced the company to open the facility in the Queen City. He expects the office to be running by the second quarter of 2011 and the average salary to be about $62,000.

At the press conference, Mayor Anthony Foxx said Capgemini’s presence will help Charlotte strengthen and diversity its economy.

Sam Boykin can be reached at sam.boykin@mecktimes.com.

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