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You're reading: Buzzwords, Barclays, and a Ukrainian economic success

Back in summer 2010 I blogged about how UK-based Barclays Capital, working with EPAM Systems, had chosen Kyiv for its third global technology centre, in addition to Prague and Singapore.

I noted how a combination of highly-trained software engineers and new technology had made it possible to create high-value jobs in Ukraine; and that starting with 70 IT professionals, they hoped to recruit 500 or more people by the end of 2012.

Less than two years later, I recently visited EPAM here in Kyiv to mark the successful recruitment of their 500th Barclays Capital team member together with the 2000th EPAM Ukraine team member.

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