Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) CEO John Chambers announced today that the networking company will open a development center in Israel, according to Ynet News.

The Israel-based news website reported that Chambers said Cisco plans to hire 100 workers over the next year for the site, joining the 2,000 Israeli workers the company already employs.

Chambers is in Israel for a three-day visit that includes a conference with President Shimon Peres as well as other political and business leaders. The visit comes a year after Chamber’s last visit to Israel, which followed the company’s $5 billion acquisition of NDS, an Israeli company that develops software for the pay television industry.

San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco operates its largest East Coast facility in Research Triangle Park.