05 July 2013

IBM to create 400 new jobs in Morocco

- New Global Delivery Center in Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco - 05 July 2013 - IBM today announced a new Global Delivery Center in Casablanca that will create up to 400 information technology roles in Morocco over the next three years. The center will enable IBM to deliver a range of innovative technology services to clients in Morocco and across French-speaking Africa.

The center is part of a broad program of investment that IBM is making across Africa and reflects IBM’s commitment to providing the high-value technology services required by clients in Morocco and French-speaking Africa," said Abdallah Rachidi Alaoui, Country General Manager, IBM Morocco. 

The new Morocco Global Delivery Center will offer IBM clients in the region high value application development, application maintenance and systems integration services. It will address the increasing demand for flexible software capability to harness the benefits of emerging technologies such as big data, cloud and mobile. IBM is working closely with the Moroccan government and local universities, and the Center is expected to help stimulate economic activity in the country. 

"Our work with IBM to create this center reflects the Government of Morocco's deep commitment to investing in developing highly skilled professionals to succeed in competitive global markets,” said Mr. Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies. 

IBM has been present in Morocco since 1932, and last year, opened an expanded location in the administrative capital, Rabat, doubling IBM’s presence and strengthening its operations in the kingdom. 

Recruitment planning for the new positions in Morocco will begin in July in coordination with the National Agency for Employment and Skills Development (ANAPEC) and the Ministry of National Education. 

Source: IBM