by CIO Staff

Dell to Add 1,000 Jobs in Tenn.

Jun 02, 20062 mins

Dell, the world’s largest PC producer by market share, on Friday said it plans to add 1,000 more employees to its existing operations in Tennessee as it works to increase its customer-service functions, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.

Round Rock, Texas-based Dell has a tech support call center as well as sales operations and distribution facilities in Nashville, and there’s a Dell production plant in Lebanon, a Nashville suburb, according to the AP.

Dell Chief Executive Officer Kevin Rollins made the announcement at Dell’s Nashville facility, and the company plans to have the new positions open by the beginning of 2007, the AP reports.

“Our continued Americas growth, combined with the quality of this area’s workforce, made the decision to expand our operations here an easy one,” Rollins said, according to the AP.

Just last week, Dell’s Chinese subsidiary opened a new factory, doubling its capacity in China, and a week earlier, the PC giant said it would veer away from the direct-sales model that led to its success and open two retail stores in shopping malls in New York and Texas.

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