As many areas of the economy still struggle to rebound, the information technology (IT) sector appears to be on its way to recovery with two major companies announcing expansions.
In Indianapolis, the consumer review website Angie’s List said it plans to double its staff at its local headquarters, adding as many as 500 new jobs within the next four years.
The company, founded by its only employee Angie Hicks in 1995, said it will pour more than $11 million to expand its campus and train new workers.
The news comes after another information technology company, Knowledge Services, announced plans to expand its headquarters and add 200 new jobs in northeast Indiana.
In North Carolina, IT service company HCL Technologies said it will be adding to its local workforce in Cary, hiring about 300 new employees by next spring.
The Wake Forest Times Observer reports that HCL’s Cary office is already the India-based company’s fastest growing U.S. facility.
HCL is among a number of other high-tech companies that have announced expansions in the area, including Xerox subsidiary Affiliated Computer Services, who said it will hire about 250 local workers next year.

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The coming of the digital age has led to the creation of many new businesses, and as these businesses grow, they need to hire new workers.
Such is the case with Verdasys Inc., an information security firm based in Waltham, Massachusetts. According to the Boston Business Journal, the company recently acquired funding which will be used to bring in new workers.
Verdasys received $15 million in investment from GE Asset Management, reports the news source.
Company CEO Jim Ricotta said that that money would largely be used to hire salespeople and engineers to help expand the business of the firm, which was founded in 2002.
Ricotta said that last year, the company reached profitability on just under $30 million in revenue. It is hoping that this new investment, which the news provider reports brings the total amount of the funds raised by the company to $45 million, will help it expand its footprint in the information security industry overseas.
Many companies in the computer software sector have likely been adding jobs recently, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 200,000 jobs were added in March.

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