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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – (NYSE: IBM) is adding 500 new jobs at its campus in Boulder, Colo.

The jobs are customer service positions.

IBM currently employs some 2,800 people in Boulder.

Its campus in RTP remains one of the global giant’s largest with some 10,000 workers.

City officials say the workers will be hired locally and trained by IBM. The company will receive some $35,000 in sales and use tax rebates from Boulder.

City Manager Jane Brautigam said Monday that IBM would receive the money as part of the city’s flexible rebate program. Companies qualify for the rebates by meeting social, community and environmental sustainability guidelines.

IBM also is receiving training funds from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

In other news Tuesday, IBM said it has signed a 10-year, $83 million outsourcing deal with Digicable, a cable and broadband distribution company in India.

As part of the agreement, IBM will provide technology support services to help Digicable manage its business and boost subscriber revenue by adding new services such as video on demand, Internet service on TVs and gaming.

Digicable will also provide its customers with access to more channels with better picture quality and sound, IBM said.