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400 New Jobs Coming To Wichita

A data management company plans to add more than 400 jobs in Wichita over the next five years.

The Kansas department of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition announced Thursday that NetApp, a provider of storage and data management solutions, will significantly expand its Wichita facility.

The plan to add more than 400 jobs over the next five years will nearly double its workforce in Wichita, when added to their existing 450 employees.

The new jobs will primarily focus on product development and customer support. NetApp expects to hire people for about 115 of the new positions in the first year. The company plans to invest more than $85 million dollars in new machinery, equipment and renovation to accomodate the expanded workforce.

A Fortune 500 company, NetApp employs more than 12,000 people in more than 170 offices worldwide.