Unisys

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is expanding its operations in India as part of its plan to add 6,000 offshore employees by 2008.

The IT services and consulting company will add a facility in SJR iPark Whitefield outside Bangalore, which will open in mid-October. A Hyderabad outpost will open in the second quarter of 2007.

Unisys said its original Bangalore facility is running at full capacity, so the new centers will provide backup and recovery facilities for that location, as well as help Unisys tap new employees for its IT services business.

"In today's IT services business, it is essential to have a fluid, cost-effective global delivery model," Joe McGrath, CEO of Unisys, said in a statement. "Unisys is committed to providing a service infrastructure that deploys the optimal resources at the right price everywhere to meet clients' most pressing service requirements."

The news continues Unisys' plans to expand into lower-cost locations. Earlier this year, the company opened operations in Budapest and Shanghai.

Unisys shares lost 3 cents to $5.66 in recent Tuesday trading.