The new IT solutions center will operate under the company’s TEKsystems Global Services division and will result in the creation of up to 500 jobs. The IT services company selected Irving largely for its convenient location, its client base, its competitive real estate options, and its accessibility to a large talent-pool in which to attract a quality-rich workforce.
TEKsystems, a subsidiary of Allegis Group, an $8.9 billion enterprise, is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland with more than 100 locations around the world.
“This opportunity was highly competitive between the cities of Jacksonville and Irving, as well as at the state levels,” said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. “Due to the fact that TEKsystems Global Services’ new, planned expansion is the ideal type of corporate attraction that Irving desires, we worked very closely with the Governor’s Economic Development Office to craft a highly attractive incentive offer at both the city and state levels. We are confident the company and its employees will be pleased with the amenities and lifestyle Irving provides.”
Irving, Texas was one of several cities considered by TEKsystems for its new IT solutions center.
“This is a landmark decision for Irving,” said Chris E. Wallace, President and CEO, Irving Economic Development Partnership. “TEKsystems Inc. is investing further in our great city and region through a long-term lease of upwards of approximately 80,000 square feet of commercial real estate; this will create a significant level of new tax revenues for the city, school district and county, and most importantly, create high-quality jobs for Irving and North Texas residents. The types of jobs represented are software development engineers, software quality assurance analysts/engineers, database development engineers/administrators, and administrative staff. We are proud that TEKsystems Global Services has selected Irving to expand the company’s service lines through the establishment of this new operation.”
In a single year, TEKsystems provides over 80,000 IT professionals to support critical IT engagement at more than 6,000 client sites, including 82% of the Fortune 500.
The primary function of the new solutions center is to develop, maintain and/or support various software applications and other IT solutions. TEKsystems Global Services provides project based and outsourcing services in Application Development and Maintenance, Business Intelligence and Data Management and Quality Assurance and Testing to its clients, which include 82 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
“We look forward to working with the City of Irving and the State of Texas to accomplish our mutual goals while growing the local economy. Adding this new center in Irving strengthens our existing network of solution centers allowing us to better serve our clients and provide a more extensive global delivery model,” said TEKsystems Global Services Vice President Randy Verdino. “Additionally, this new center provides the capacity to perform work that is best suited to be delivered within the United States. The city of Irving offers us an abundance of available technical talent to achieve results that are often not possible in other local markets. We intend to leverage Irving’s tremendous wealth of talent at every level by working with local colleges for emerging skills and also by hiring experienced people seeking new challenges. Expanding our already significant presence in the United States gives us great pride and the City of Irving and State of Texas have partnered with us to create a winning formula for our employees, the local economy and our clients.”
TEKsystems Global Services’ new facility will be located at 4600 Regent Boulevard in Irving, Texas.