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Texas-based Cognizant Technology Solutions adds 75 jobs to Tampa

TAMPA — Texas-based business and technology services company Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. committed to bringing 75 new jobs to its fourth Tampa office, Gov. Rick Scott said during a visit here Tuesday.

"A number of Cognizant clients, particularly in the health care and financial services industry, are based in Tampa and surrounding Hillsborough County," James Lennox, chief people officer for Cognizant, said in a release. "We're pleased to continue expanding our footprint as we see demand for our services continue to grow."

The new Tampa positions, which are required to be filled by 2020, will focus on serving health care organizations. They pay above $53,130 per year.

Cognizant has 255,000 employees around the world and around 100 delivery and operations centers.

"Of course, I want all of them only in Florida," Scott said during a press event for the expansion.

The company received a state incentives package of $225,000 according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo on Twitter.

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