MUMBAI : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) announced plans to expand its operations in New Jersey by hiring nearly 1,000 additional employees by the end of 2023 to meet the growing needs of customers to digitally transform their businesses. To nurture a pipeline of local IT talent for the state, TCS will also grow the reach of its STEM and computer science education programs in New Jersey by 25 percent, expanding teacher training and student programs.
“We are thrilled to have Tata Consultancy Services expand its footprint in New Jersey and invest in our future workforce by expanding its STEM education programs,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “TCS is creating thousands of highly-skilled jobs and delivering significant economic growth to New Jersey. Our economic mission trip to India in 2019 continues to bear fruit as we have seen deep investments from Indian companies in our state. We look forward to strengthening our ongoing partnership with TCS as we build a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem where high-tech companies can grow and thrive.”
TCS’ Edison Business Center, one of 30 TCS facilities in the U.S., serves more than 100 customers in New Jersey. TCS has more than 3,700 employees in the state who provide IT and consulting services across industries, harnessing technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and enterprise software.
“New Jersey is an important technology hub for TCS, and we are excited to be a part of its growing reputation as a center of innovation,” said Surya Kant, Chairman of North America, TCS. “TCS is committed to nurturing tomorrow’s technology leaders through STEM initiatives and volunteerism across New Jersey, so they can continue to drive economic growth and give back to their local communities.”
TCS is among the nation’s top consulting and IT services providers and helps more than a third of the Fortune 500 companies to digitally transform and grow their businesses. It has been among the top two U.S. recruiters of IT services talent, hiring more than 21,500 employees in the past five years.
TCS understands the need to expand STEM and computer science education in schools across New Jersey and the U.S. Over the last five years, TCS has hired nearly 450 students from colleges and universities across the Garden State and has introduced its own student and educator STEM and computer science programs to help build a pipeline of local IT talent in New Jersey.
TCS goIT™ program, a STEM training initiative which fosters digital innovation and career readiness, has directly impacted over 42,000 students in the U.S. and Canada, including more than 870 students in New Jersey at 25 unique events. Overall, more than 2,900 students in New Jersey have engaged in goIT programming, through teaching curriculums and other programs such as CSEdWeek and STEM Career Accelerator Day. In August 2021, TCS also celebrated the culmination of a month-long goIT STEM Camp with the Edison, New Jersey Board of Education, with 350 students participating.
TCS’ Ignite My Future in School, a pioneering, trans-disciplinary program for K-12 education, helps educators embed computational thinking into core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social studies. Since its launch in 2017, over 26,000 teachers and stakeholders across North America have been impacted by the program. In 2021, TCS supported New Jersey teachers and students through two TECHademy events, which are professional development sessions for educators from school districts across the state.
Over the last 10 years, TCS employees have volunteered nearly 32,000 hours with organizations in New Jersey. TCS has also committed more than 2,600 hours to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey since 2014, been one of the top corporate fundraisers for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women New Jersey chapter over the last five years, and supported NPower, a nonprofit organization that provides free IT career training.