Press Release: March 03, 2010
Topics: Financial

HP Inaugurates Conway Support Center

Investment to add more than 1,000 Arkansas jobs

CONWAY, Ark. -- HP today inaugurated its state-of-the-art customer service and technical support center in Conway.


HP plans to employ more than 1,000 employees in the $28 million facility. The company cited the Conway region’s high-quality workforce, as well as the state and local government’s interest in attracting the facility.


“HP is a company founded on innovation focused on driving growth and the highest levels of service in the world,” said Mark Hurd, HP chairman and chief executive officer. “HP demands great talent and we believe we found that in Conway.”


Governor Mike Beebe stated, “Arkansas is building a competitive 21st-century workforce, and HP is a prime example of the industries we are working to bring here. These are high-quality technology jobs that will keep qualified Arkansans in their home state, and draw companies to Arkansas, as well.”


HP chose Conway in part due to its close proximity to the universities and colleges in Central Arkansas. University recruiting has been a key component of HP’s human resources plan in the state.


“During my visit to HP earlier this year, I saw firsthand how the company is thriving in Conway and providing great opportunities for Arkansas workers,” said U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln. “Our local and state leaders are to be commended for fighting to bring HP to Conway, and I will continue to fight for economic policies that spur job creation in our state.”


“HP has found an ideal home in Conway, and I know together the community and company will thrive,” added U.S. Senator Mark Pryor. “I will continue to do everything I can to help all businesses in Arkansas – large and small alike – compete and grow in today’s global economy.”


The Sturgis Road facility bolsters customer service for home, business and enterprise clients while providing employees a modern, interconnected environment to allow for workplace flexibility. Conway also will house some sales representatives working with large corporate accounts.


HP held a career fair on the University of Central Arkansas campus last fall. To stay updated on future events and other news regarding the Conway facility, follow http://twitter.com/hpconway.


About HP


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.


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Editorial contacts:

Shelby Watts, HP: shelby.watts@hp.com

About HP

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