HCL aims to hire, employ and train 5,000 local residents in the region with a plan to leverage a gender equal workforce, it said in a statement.
The selected candidates will undergo a training programme by industry experts on skills required for working for global customers of HCL. The centre will also work on developing innovative high-end technologies for global clients.
The centre is a part of the Andhra Pradesh government’s plan to promote holistic growth and boost IT investment within the state.
“The Andhra Pradesh Government is committed to economic development and providing more opportunities to the young workforce of the State. The HCLIT and Training Centre will offer a great platform to local talent in cities like Vijayawada by providing them growth opportunities and ultimately helpingcontribute to our vision of becoming the bets state in the country by 2029," said Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
“HCL has always been at the forefront of bringing new opportunities to the Indian populace. This is an innovative initiative to reach out to the local talent, refine their skills and make them future ready for IT careers. By leveraging the skilled talent pool available in the city through the HCL Global Centre we can help put Vijayawada on the global IT map," Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman - HCL said in a statement.
The creation of global centre at Vijayawada is in line with HCL’s strategic vision to expand and create opportunities in non-metro cities, it said.
HCL has been expanding its footprint in tier-2 cities since the past few years. The first phase of a 100-acre IT city in Lucknow, which involves an investment of nearly Rs 1,500 crore, became operational last year. Similarly, it has an establishment in Madurai, which trains and employs local engineers. The idea is to create more local jobs in these cities.
Hyderabad, which reported over Rs 75,000 crore of IT exports in FY16 employing more than 4 lakh IT professionals, went to Telangana that was carved out of the then undivided Andhra Pradesh in June 2014. The residual Andhra Pradesh, which doesn’t have a capital city, is currently building a Greenfield capital city at Amaravati near Vijayawada.
ET had earlier reported that such a Centre would benefit from the large pool of engineers graduating from colleges in and around Vijayawada.
5 Comments on this Story
narasarao 902 days ago
Anonymous1433 days ago
Looting money in the process of saying training locals. Ask them to hire the engineers without taking money on the name of training and making them to work as slaves for less salaries compared to the industry levels ....
abcd 1433 days ago
Thank You HCL. You are most welcome to AP. Be assured of quality services and good support in all aspects from OUR state. Hope other IT companies too follow foot step of HCL.