HCL Will Hire 12,000 Americans For US Offices; These Skills In High Demand!
The Noida-based information technology services company HCL Technologies announced on Monday to create a total of 12,000 new jobs in the United States over the next five years, in an initiative to bolster business in a key growth market, which is the US, along with enhancing client support in it.
The IT giant has also informed that of the 12,000 new job creations in the US, about 2,000 would go to college graduates over the next three years.
HCL Tech to Create 12,000 New Jobs in the US
In order to bolster its client support and business in a key market like the United States, HCL Tech has announced creating 12,000 new jobs in the country in the next 5 years, with around 2,000 coming from college graduates over the next 3 years.
HCL Tech will focus its recruitment drive in seven US states: North Carolina, Texas, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Connecticut. Candidates would be hired for positions in these segments:
- IT consulting and technology, along with
- Agile application development,
- IT infrastructure services
- Data analytics
- Digital engineering, and
- Internet of Things (IoT)
“It’s essentially becoming a global delivery centre network and in that scheme of things (being) in the local geography, customer proximity from the point of view of time zone becomes an important aspect of how we plan our delivery,” stated the Executive VP of HR at HCL America Inc.
Initiative Part of HCL Tech’s New Vistas Program
As per a TOI report, HCL Tech’s initiative to create 12,000 jobs in another 5 years in the US, is part of the IT giant’s global New Vistas program, especially designed to set ‘innovation and delivery centers in emerging cities’ across the world.
For the longest time, Indian IT giants like Infosys, TCS and Wipro have been the largest beneficiaries of the US non-immigrant visa, H-1B, to send skilled employees to client sites and overseas markets. However, HCL Tech’s dependence on the H-1B visa remained among the lowest for India-based companies.
Over time, Indian IT giants have been working rigorously to reduce their dependencies on the H-1B visa, by increasing hiring and L&D initiatives in the US to offset concerns of outsourcing American jobs.