HP today announced 200 new jobs for the Conway location. The jobs being filled include software engineering, business analysts and management supporting HPs government and commercial healthcare business.
From an HP announcement today:
“HP today announced that it would invest $1 billion in the next generation of its Enterprise Services business.”
“As a result of productivity gains and automation, HP expects to eliminate roughly 9,000 positions over a multiyear period to reinvest for further growth and to increase shareholder value.”
Read the HP Announcement
- HP Inaugurates Conway Support Center – HP Press Release
- HP dedicates Conway technical and service center – WXVT
- HP Inaugurates Conway Support Center – Quick Facts – RTT News
- HP dedicates new Conway support center – Arkansas News
- HP ribbon cutting set for Wednesday – Log Cabin Democrat
- HP dedicates Conway technical and service center – Arkansas Online
- HP marks opening of Ark. – Seattle Times
When news broke in June 2008 that Hewlett-Packard of Palo Alto, Calif., intended to establish a substantial operation in Conway amid a recession that has hammered even the traditionally sheltered state of Arkansas, excitement abounded.
Though the center was considered by some to be a call center, which is often the runt of economic development recruitments, HP reported average salaries of about $40,000, which easily trumps traditional call center wages.