Dell, the world’s largest producer of PCs, will soon hire an additional 500 engineers to work at its production facilities in Texas, Michael Dell, the firm’s chairman, said on Monday, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.
Dell and Texas Governor Rick Perry both met at the Texas Capital and announced the news, which includes the hiring of electrical, software, and mechanical engineers, as well as program managers, according to the AP.
The PC giant currently employs some 18,000 people in and around its Round Rock, Texas headquarters and throughout the Austin area, the AP reports.
Dell has come upon some tough times in recently days with a recall of 4.1 million Sony-made laptop batteries in August due to a potential fire hazard and the announcement that it would need to delay its second quarter financial report due to ongoing internal and Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. The firm also temporarily halted its share buyback program. Last week, Dell said it had received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq stock exchange in response to its delayed filing; though Michael Dell would not comment on the subject at the event Monday, according to the AP.
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