Rochester First and other sources reported today that Xerox will open a North Carolina technology center that will employ about 600 people.
A North Carolina state committee on Tuesday approved state and local incentives for Xerox that could be worth more than $13 million. The center would be located in Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, passing up its current location in Rochester, New York, and its former headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut. However, Xerox noted that it already has a Centre of Excellence located in upstate New York in Webster, New York
Xerox spokesperson Caroline Gransee-Linsey released the following statement:
“The new center of excellence in the Raleigh area joins three others in North America including Webster, Palo Alto, and Toronto as part of our focus on building a digital-first Xerox for the future. We are increasing manufacturing work on hardware and toner in Webster, as well as working with state and local officials to identify ways to invest and revitalize the overall campus there.
The pay for the employees would be an average of $113,000 annually at what will be the company’s fourth North American tech center. Xerox will be moving some executives to the new locations, and hiring local IT staff.
According to anonymous sources, Xerox told employees that the new location in Cary is commonly called “the Triangle,” is home to more than 250 technology companies, and is one of the most renowned research areas in the United States. Nearby are top research universities including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University.
Xerox expects to sign a lease for the new center by the end of August and hiring will begin in the coming weeks. The site is scheduled to officially open in January 2020.