India’s HCL Tech says to hire 12,000 in U.S. over 5 years

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NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (Businesshala) – Indian software services exporter HCL Technologies (HCLT.NS) said on Monday it will create 12,000 new jobs in the United States over the next five years as part of a plan to scale up business and increase customers. Support in a key growth market.

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HCL said about 2,000 of the new jobs will go to college graduates over the next three years, with the company focusing its U.S. recruiting campaigns in seven states, including North Carolina, Texas and Connecticut.

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The hiring will be done in all roles including IT Consulting, Cloud, Data Analytics and Digital Engineering.

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Ramachandran Sundararajan, executive vice president of human resources at HCL Americas Inc., told Businesshala ahead of the announcement.

India’s $190 billion IT services industry led by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS.NS) and Infosys (INFY.NS) has hired computer engineers to temporarily fly to the United States, its largest overseas market, in the H1- B has used skilled worker visa. service customer.

But most companies began hiring more in the United States and some accelerated acquisitions because of former US President Donald Trump’s protectionist technology visa policies.

Sundararajan said HCL has not made any “strategic changes” in terms of its H1-B dependency, adding that the company’s H1-B visa applications were among the lowest for companies based in India.

HCL last month said it opened a delivery center in Hartford, Connecticut, to serve industrial equipment maker Stanley Black & Decker (SWK.N).

The Indian company said at the time it planned to use the center for customers in aerospace and defense, insurance, life sciences and health care, among other industries.

HCL employs over 187,000 people globally.

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Reporting by Sankalp Phartyal; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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