This initiative is part of the organization’s global New Vistas program, which is designed to establish innovation and delivery centers in emerging cities around the world. The company also recently launched its HCL Apprenticeship Program, which offers full-time tech jobs and fully-funded higher education for high school graduates in the US.
Indian IT companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro and HCL Technologies have, in recent years, increased their hiring and L&D initiatives in the US to offset concerns of outsourcing American jobs. Globally. Tech companies are also facing a severe talent crunch. These companies are working with educational institutions and local governments to increase the talent pools through a number of initiatives like Rise.
“At HCL Technologies we’re committed to finding and nurturing the next generation of technology leadership,” said C Vijayakumar, CEO and Managing Director of HCL Technologies. “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.”
HCL’s US recruitment efforts will focus on North Carolina, Texas, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and its recently launched global delivery center in Hartford, Connecticut. Qualified candidates will work across roles in IT consulting and technology, including agile application development, cloud, IT infrastructure services, IoT, data analytics and digital engineering.
“HCL Technologies has been a true partner for economic growth and job prosperity in Connecticut and across the United States,” said Ned Lamont, governor of Connecticut. “I congratulate HCL on their vision for tech job creation and plans for continued growth across the nation, and I look forward to their continued success.”
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HCL Technologies, which employs more than 187,000 people globally, and has stated plans to hire at least 22,000 freshers within the current fiscal. The company saw attrition rates spike to 15.7% during the quarter ended in September and had stated that fresher hiring will ease some of the attrition challenges.