Amid the US President Donald Trump administration’s call for the creation of jobs in the country, one of the world’s leading IT companies Tech Mahindra is planning to hire 2,200 people in the US this year. Ever since Donald Trump was elected the President of US, the rules regarding jobs for foreigners has become strict in the states. President Trump believes that the jobs created by American companies should be given to the Americans first. Even as Trump was making this clear to all, the Mumbai-based company – which presently has over 6,000 people working for over 400 clients in the US – announced the plan to hire more people.
Tech Mahindra’s President (Strategic Verticals) Laxman Chidambaram was quoted by PTI as saying that similar to last year the company plans to hire about 2200 people this year as well. Speaking on the reasons for increasing the pace of recruitment in the United States, he said, “That has happened because the message from the US government is very clear that they would like us to play a bigger role here (in terms of employment).” He added that besides this is some work done related to digital technologies for which the locals are needed.
As per the report, currently, America is the largest market for Tech Mahindra. The company operates out of 28 cities in the US. There are also 16 development centres in the United States. The company has more than 1.17 lakh employees worldwide.
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