HCL Technologies is bringing technology, digital innovation and new jobs to the Northeast with the opening of its Global Delivery Center in Hartford. The new center serves its flagship client -- Stanley Black & Decker -- and will expand to support clients across industries including manufacturing, aerospace and defense, insurance, life sciences and health care. HCL plans to create 500 new jobs in Connecticut in the next 24 to 36 months. Positions will include leading-edge technology roles in IoT, augmented reality, aerospace engineering, infrastructure, digital workplace, IT applications and operations technologies. HCL is also partnering with local community colleges and universities to create new opportunities for college graduates and to help fast-track careers for budding technology professionals.