Locals form over 50% of Wipro's workforce in US

Locals form over 50% of Wipro's workforce in US

India’s third-largest IT services company Wipro on Wednesday announced that locals now form over 50% of its US workforce. Over the past six months, Wipro hired over 1,600 employees by attracting and nurturing local talent to drive innovation and help transform clients’ businesses into digital enterprises.

During the past decade, Wipro has invested over $2 billion in the US. The company has been focused on creating jobs in the US underscoring its strategy to build a deep reservoir of local talent based out of centers close to its clients, a company statement said.

During FY16-17, over 3,000 locals joined Wipro and today, the company has a workforce of over 14,000 in the US. The company will continue to recruit from top universities to build on the momentum of hiring locally in the US. The IT services company, which counts nearly 300 of the largest employers and innovators in the US as its clients, also hires laterally for senior positions at the company.

Wipro has over 40 facilities across 23 states in the US that are located in close proximity to clients. It has over 1,000 employees each in the states of Florida, California, Georgia and Texas where it has established next-generation local delivery centers.

Recently, the company added two multi-client delivery centres: a new hub to create advanced digital offerings in Mountain View, California and another in Farmington Hills, Michigan, staffed predominantly by local talent to offer engineering services to our clients mainly in the automotive segment. Plans are also afoot to expand the existing centers in Tampa and Dallas, the statement added.

Wipro CEO and Executive Director Abidali Z Neemuchwala said, “Wipro has a steadfast commitment towards local communities where we are present. We will continue to build a strong local talent pool with diverse skill sets and make strategic investments in close proximity to our clients to serve them better.”

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