Article: More than half of US workforce is now local: Wipro

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More than half of US workforce is now local: Wipro

Following the trend, Wipro displays its American ties strongly in a press release and announces that over 50% of its American workforce is now local
More than half of US workforce is now local: Wipro

Wipro announced in a press release that over 50% of its workforce in USA is now local. Further, it expanded on its hiring record, stating that over 1,600 American employees have been hired in the past six months; adding that it will sustain the momentum to recruit locally from American universities. 

With over 40 facilities in 23 states, Wipro has over a thousand employees each in the states of Florida, California, Georgia, and Texas, where local delivery centers have been built. The press release also explained that Wipro has invested over $2 billion in America over the last decade, and added two multi-client delivery centers recently. During FY 16-17, over 3,000 local employees joined Wipro, and effectively, today Wipro has a workforce of over 14,000 in the USA. Further, there are plans for expanding the capacities of centers in Tampa and Dallas. 

As stated in this news report, the disclosure of hiring and employment information in USA has not been the norm, but IT companies are going to extra mile to pacify American authorities and concerns, which have turned hostile to the sector. Recently, Infosys too announced that it will hire 10,000 American employees over the next two years, as did TCS last week, saying that it has been ranked among the top two job creators in the American IT services industry. These announcements are strategically timed to effectively counter the protectionist concerns that have intensified over the past few months. By making this information public, Wipro has become the “first major IT company to cross the benchmark that could help it get rid of some of the punitive provisions of the Congressional legislations with regard to hiring foreign workers on H-1B visas” says another news report

The press release also highlights the company’s ties with American universities, and its efforts to train STEM graduates. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Wipro Limited 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. Talent is the bedrock of our success and we are investing in building STEM capabilities within the U.S. through teacher development programs in the underfunded school districts of New Jersey, Dallas and Boston. It is an integral part of our culture and values to engage deeply and contribute to the communities that we operate out of, both in the U.S. and across the globe where we do business.”

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, C-Suite, Employee Relations, #Jobs

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