WARSAW -- The world second-biggest truck maker Volvo will set up an accounting and IT development center employing 500 people in the southwestern Polish city of Wroclaw, the Polish government said on Friday.
Poland's Economy Ministry said company and government officials would sign an investment agreement on Monday.
Volvo already employs 1,000 people in Poland. Its facilities include a Wroclaw truck and bus plant that became the company's largest bus factory in Europe after a 2000 renovation, according to Volvo's Web site.
Local media have estimated the value of the investment at around 6 million euros ($7.3 million).
Poland joined the European Union last year and has attracted interest as a location for outsourcing of back-office operations from companies including Philips and Hewlett-Packard.