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Old 04-22-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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A Chinese information-technology company will establish the headquarters of one of its units in Charlotte, boosting its local employment by 200.

Pactera Technology International Ltd. of Beijing says it will more than quadruple the size of its staff in Charlotte as it expands its local office over the next three years. Pactera currently has 60 employees at its SouthPark Towers office at 6100 Fairview Road.

“It’s IT consulting with very high-paying and high-skilled jobs,” says Eileen Cai, the Charlotte Chamber’s vice president of economic development for Asia. She estimated the salaries for the new jobs will average $100,000 per year.

Cai says hiring will begin soon.

Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber president, says the project is the “largest investment ever by a Chinese-owned company” in Charlotte. The chamber announced the expansion Monday afternoon.

“It affirms Charlotte’s status as an IT center,” Morgan says.
“Charlotte has proved to be the ideal location to base our U.S. IT services operations,” says Doug Vinson, Pactera vice president of sales and marketing in Charlotte. “And with a high concentration of talented, educational professionals to serve our clients, we expect significant growth in the next few years.”

Cai says no government incentives are involved in the Pactera expansion.
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Pactera to bring 200 jobs, U.S. headquarters to Charlotte - Charlotte Business Journal
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Fantastic news for this area. As the area definitely needs more diversification in the workforce.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Hmm. A Chinese company that helps corporations to outsource IT jobs that is focused on companies involved in financial services, energy, technology, & telecommunications. I suppose CLT is a good match for them and why they came with no taxpayer paid for bribery.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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Good news Looks like they are located over in Quail Hollow.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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It is strange. When Americans outsource, they pay foreigners a tenth of what they pay in the U.S. When Chinese outsource, the pay twenty times more. That works for me. I am really glad to see them ship over their businesses here. I believe it is more in our interest to be friends with China than adversaries. It is proof that it is advantageous to be a right to work place with a dependable work force.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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.... I am really glad to see them ship over their businesses here. I believe it is more in our interest to be friends with China than adversaries. It is proof that it is advantageous to be a right to work place with a dependable work force.
I think you have it wrong. They are here to help companies move IT from the USA to China.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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I think you have it wrong. They are here to help companies move IT from the USA to China.
I'm thinking that is a possibility as well. There has to be more to it than meets the eye. But, I am glad they are here anyway.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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the area definitely needs more diversification in the workforce.
Another brilliant comment. Do you care attempt to qualify your statement?
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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Hmm. A Chinese company that helps corporations to outsource IT jobs that is focused on companies involved in financial services, energy, technology, & telecommunications. I suppose CLT is a good match for them and why they came with no taxpayer paid for bribery.
I understand that sometimes it is a good idea to lure companies in with tax breaks, etc. But sometimes the local and/or state government is really stupid. I suppose that Purdue was the perfect example when she paid Chiquita to come here and they brought their own employees and basically was no real advantage to the local community. That was really stupid and typical of her. If money is spent, a return is expected.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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Frewroad..yep, that's exactly what foreign IT consulting firms do, industry folks know this. That's their incentive right there....didn't need any from us. By the time the general public realizes what's going on, it will be too late. He who owns the technology and the skills, owns the business/industry!

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