Last Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry joined George Schindler, President of CGI’s U.S. operations, and local political and community dignitaries to break ground on a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Onshore IT Services Delivery Center. The center will create 350 new jobs, with a target of up to 400 new jobs, and generate an estimated $61 million of annual economic impact within the first five years of operation.
“The skills our veterans bring back from service are a valuable resource for our communities and our labor force, and CGI’s presence here in Belton and close proximity to Fort Hood will enable many veterans to resume their careers or start new ones, while strengthening and expanding our state’s economy,” said Governor Perry.
Belton is CGI’s third Onshore IT Services Delivery Center. The first two centers, in Lebanon, Virginia, and Troy, Alabama, today employ a total of more than 650 employees, with plans for 100 additional jobs through the end of this year. CGI is making a $7-million capital investment to build the Belton facility, which will become the community’s largest employer when fully staffed.
“We believe we found the ‘best of the best’ here in Belton. This facility builds upon CGI’s commitment to Texas, broadening our reach to Belton, Bell County, and the Greater Fort Hood area, meaning more jobs and opportunities in the region – including for our returning veterans and their families,” said George Schindler, President of CGI’s U.S. operations.
“Onshore IT Services Delivery Centers like this one expand our ability to offer high quality, cost-effective services to our clients on-shore in the U.S. while making it possible for U.S. companies in all industries to keep their IT operations here at home. That’s a win-win-win for our company, our customers, and America.”