HCL Technologies will soon hire 2,000 people at it upcoming Nagpur global IT centre. The campus is expected to be operational by January 2017 at the 50-acre Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN), reported PTI. The initiative is in sync with HCL Technologies’ strategic vision to expand and create opportunities in tier II cities across the country. The company has already established training centres in Madurai and Lucknow in last September and last October respectively.
HCL Technologies senior vice-president Sanjay Gupta said Nagpur offers quality local talent and scalable infrastructure. Recruitments Nagpur campus will be conducted in three phases and 2,000 jobs will be offered, he said.
“We are excited to start our operations in Nagpur. Through this initiative we aim to create 2,000 jobs in the city, creating a sustainable pipeline of local talent,” said Sanjay Gupta, senior vice-president, HCL Technologies.
This recruitment campaign will focus on hiring fresh engineering graduates who will undergo six months training to take up the job. The enrolment drive will reportedly start from 17 June with the applications being subject to the candidate’s profile meeting specific eligibility criteria and the candidate clearing assessments. The recruitment drive is a part of HCL’s talent sourcing, training and hiring campaign called ‘Stay Rooted’. Through this initiative, HCL Technologies aims to provide a chance to local residents to pursue global IT career opportunities in their hometown.
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“The company recently recruited 200 high school students into an on-the-job training program for software engineers with the goal of developing a pipeline of skilled tech talent for entry-level jobs,” said a LinkedIn report released last month, titled ‘Top Companies 2017: Where India wants to work now’. HCL Technologies has 1,11,000 employees globally according to the professional networking website.
On the issue of global headwinds that the Indian IT industry is facing due to the visa restrictions in the US, the largest market for Indian IT companies, Gupta said that his company has very little dependency on H1B visas since most of its work is done here.
However, India’s job market activity, led by the IT-software industry, recorded a decline of 4 per cent in May 2017, according to a report titled ‘The Naukri Job Speak index for May’ and this trend is expected to continue for a few more months with a sluggish economy and H1B visa restrictions in the US.