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Friday, November 12, 2004

Microsoft To Expand India Facilities

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be in Hyderabad, India next week to break ground on a new project that willl double the size of its India facilities. This comes just after MS laid off some technical workers in its main Redmond facility. Microsoft spokeswoman Tami Begasse said the company is planning on expanding its Seattle workforce, noting the purchase of several new buildings and plans to hire 3,000 more workers by June 30.

The company is starting construction on a 250,000 square foot facility, that will double its India workforce from 1,600 to 3,200 employees by 2006. The building in Hederabad are being designed to resemble the main Redmond campus.

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