HCL Technologies, a leading IT services company in India, said it will create 12,000 jobs in the United States in the next five years.
HCL employs more than 187,000 people globally. HCL has 22,000-person strong U.S. presence across 15 offices and multiple global delivery centers.
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Nearly 2,000 of the new jobs will go to college graduates over the next three years. HCL said the IT services company will focus its U.S. recruitment drive on seven states including North Carolina, Texas and Connecticut.
HCL will be hiring IT employees across roles including in IT consulting, cloud, data analytics and digital engineering.
C Vijayakumar, CEO and Managing Director of HCL Technologies, said: “With ‘Rise at HCL,’ we offer a program that is focused on intensive training, from on-the-job learning to soft skills development. We are excited to work with recent and soon-to-be graduates to drive their advancement in the exciting tech space.”
India’s $190 billion IT services industry, led by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys, has long used H1-B skilled worker visas to fly computer engineers to the United States, its largest overseas market, temporarily to service clients, Reuters reported.
Most companies began recruiting more heavily in the United States and some sped up acquisitions due to former U.S. president Donald Trump’s protectionist technology visa policies.
HCL has not made any strategic shift in terms of its H1-B dependence, Sundarajan said, adding that the company’s H1-B visa applications were among the lowest for India-based companies.
HCL last month said it opened a delivery centre in Hartford, Connecticut to service industrial tools maker Stanley Black & Decker.
The Indian company said at the time it planned to use this centre for clients in other industries including in aerospace and defence, insurance, life sciences and health care.