Dell announced Monday plans to hire an additional 500 engineers to work in its Central Texas product development operations. Hiring will begin immediately.
By the end of the fiscal year, Dell will have opened or expanded 14 new manufacturing, call center, and design and development facilities over a two-year period. Expansion areas include China, India, Germany and Brazil.
The engineering hiring planned for the company’s central Texas development operations is part of a long-term plan by the company to augment Dell’s design, production and customer service centers.
Additional employment areas this year include more than 2,000 new sales and support personnel in the U.S., and 500 employees at the company’s Winston-Salem, N.C. manufacturing facility.
A new manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China, doubling the company’s production capacity is planned for that market, as well as a 40 percent increase in notebook production and distribution capacity in Malaysia. Dell also plans to open its first manufacturing facility in India in early 2007, and a second European manufacturing facility located in Poland, scheduled to open in the second half of 2007.