HCL to create 12,000 jobs in the US

HCL Technologies (HCL) has announced plans to create 12,000 new jobs in the United States in the next five years.

The company expects to recruit more than 2,000 graduates over the next 36 months as part of its US early career and training program, Rise at HCL.

Rise at HCL is part of the organisation’s global New Vistas program, which is designed to establish innovation and delivery centres 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.

HCL’s US recruitment efforts will focus on North Carolina, Texas, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and its recently launched global delivery centre in Hartford, Conn. 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.

C Vijayakumar, CEO and managing director of HCL Technologies, said: “At HCL Technologies, we’re committed to finding and nurturing the next generation of technology leadership. 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.”

Ned Lamont, governor of Connecticut, said: “HCL Technologies has been a true partner for economic growth and job prosperity in Connecticut and across the United States. 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.”