IT services and consultancy company TCS said it plans to hire an additional 10,000 employees in the US by 2022.
TCS has expanded its business operations in Austin, Texas with the construction of a new facility.
TCS has doubled its presence to more than 400 professionals in the city, in addition to 5,500 employees across Texas. In the US, TCS has hired around 20,000 employees in the last five years, according to data from its 2019-20 annual report.
The new TCS Austin office adds to existing offices in Dallas, Houston, and Plano and more than 30 TCS locations across the US. The company has hired more than 200 employees locally in Austin since 2019, of which more than 50 have been recent local graduates from the University of Texas at Austin, Houston and Dallas, and other US, colleges and universities.
The new hires will work in roles related to digital business transformation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, enterprise software and technology operations.
These moves need to be seen in the backdrop of an increasing push to hire locally, coupled with high H1-B visa rejection rates.
“The new facility in Austin is part of our initiative to expand our local presence and drive our customers’ digital transformation journeys. To support our business growth, we are committed to recruiting, training, and developing the best local talent, as we continue to invest in Texas and across the US,” said Surya Kant, chairman of North America, TCS.
Recently, TCS had said that it has hired 7,000 employees in the UK over the last five years, as a part of its localisation efforts.