IBM to add 500 workers in Boulder, Colo.

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Posted: Dec 22, 2009 9:50 AM

IBM Corp. plans to add 500 customer-service employees at its campus in Boulder.

City officials say the workers will be hired locally and trained by IBM. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company is expanding customer-service related jobs, supported with $35,000 in sales and use tax rebates from Boulder.

City Manager Jane Brautigam said Monday that IBM would receive the money as part of the city's flexible rebate program. Companies qualify for the rebates by meeting social, community and environmental sustainability guidelines.

IBM also is receiving training funds from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

The city says IBM has about 2,800 employees at its Boulder campus.