RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, which holds its North American headquarters in Durham, is expanding its footprint in the United States.

The company will open an innovation and incubation “hub” in Frisco, Texas, the firm announced this week.

Initially, the innovation facility will bring on board 50 employees, and the long-term plans for the company include staffing levels of up to 150 new jobs, or more.

“While many tech companies are cutting back, we are investing significantly and expanding to meet new demand created by our commerce platform recognized for accelerating digital transformation to deliver an exceptional retail experience,” said Rance Poehler, president and CEO of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, in a statement.

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The company went through a reorganization in 2021, but a spokesperson told WRAL TechWire at the time that it would not impact the firm’s hiring plans or the existing employee base.

Poehler said in November 2021 that the company could hire between 200 and 300 workers in the next year.  Poehler became the company’s CEO in November 2020.

The company is hiring for 67 roles based in its Durham headquarters, according to the organization’s careers webpage.  That’s one of multiple technology firms in the Triangle still seeking dozens and dozens of workers, WRAL TechWire’s most recent jobs report found.

A statement notes that the firm is recruiting people with specific skills in the areas of cloud, microservices, and edge computing who will, upon hire, help the company “drive innovation and development” of the company’s commerce platform.

According to the statement, the company chose Frisco due to seeking a central hub to enable connectivity across the firm’s existing facilities, including the Triangle, as well as Guadalajara, Mexico.

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