Monday, June 29, 2009


Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (NYSE: ACS), a Fortune 500 company, announced today it will be expanding operations in Colorado and adding 600 jobs at a new facility near Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
"ACS' decision to locate these jobs in Colorado Springs proves yet again that this is a great state to do business," Gov. Bill Ritter said. "This announcement is a testament to our efforts to create a business climate that fosters growth and expansion throughout Colorado, even in these tough times. We thank ACS for its decision to expand in Colorado and will continue to support its growth in the state."  
Texas-based ACS has been a leader in the customer care industry for more than 20 years, with more than 34,000 agents in 142 customer care centers around the world. The company is investing $3 million in a new 34,000-square-foot customer-care center and is hiring customer care agents, trainers, managers, and supervisors. Candidates can apply online at
ACS' decision follows other recent job-creation announcements, including by DaVita Inc. in Denver, Hexcel Corp. inWindsor, Charles Schwab Corp. in Centennial, Leitner-Poma in Grand Junction, Abound Solar in Longmont and Ascent Solar in Thornton.   
According to the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp., ACS' expansion and hiring is the eighth job-creation announcement for the community this year, and the largest for the area since 2006. 
"Colorado Springs has a highly skilled workforce, some of whom are experiencing the downside of the current economy," said Mike Kazmierski, president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation. "This is excellent news for a large number of our workforce and for our city."


ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with approximately 74,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS."