Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) (BSE: 507685) (NSE: WIPRO), a leading global
information technology, consulting, and business process services
company, today announced that locals now form over 50% of its U.S.
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 USD 2 billion in the
United States. The company has been focused on creating jobs in the U.S.
underscoring its strategy to build a deep reservoir of local talent
based out of centers close to its clients. During FY16-17, over 3,000
locals joined Wipro and today, the company has a workforce of over
14,000 in the U.S. The company will continue to recruit from top
universities to build on the momentum of hiring locally in the United
States. Wipro, which counts nearly 300 of the largest employers and
innovators in the U.S. as its clients, also hires laterally for senior
positions at the company.
Wipro has over 40 facilities across 23 states in the U.S. 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 centers: 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.
These delivery centers provide clients with speed-to-market, access to
new and emerging technologies and help create an environment that will
foster incremental innovation. The wide geographical footprint also
helps Wipro attract local talent from across the country.
Apart from the delivery centers, Wipro’s technology innovation lab in
Mountain View, California showcases its state-of-the-art solutions and
works closely with leading Bay Area technology companies and start-ups
in the areas of artificial intelligence and automation. Wipro has also
incubated new digital pods in Brooklyn, New York and Mountain View,
California. The pods are purpose-built for Wipro’s digital strategy,
design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive
workspace side-by-side with clients.
As part of its effort to attract and recruit leading next generation
talent, Wipro has forged strong and lasting relationships with local
universities. The company leverages a ‘hub’ model to hire technical
talent wherein it recruits from colleges located in geographical
proximity to its new and existing delivery centers in the U.S. For
instance, Wipro recruits students from The University of Texas at
Austin, University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), University of
Houston, Rice University, University of North Texas (UNT) and other
colleges for its delivery center in Dallas. It also hires management
talent from top U.S. business schools such as Harvard Business School,
the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Kellogg School
of Management at Northwestern University for Wipro’s Global 100 program.
The company has also rolled out a three-month accelerated technology
camp for STEM graduates to train them on latest technologies. Post the
training program, these graduates are offered opportunities to work
alongside Wipro’s software architects to find solutions for complex
problems, thereby creating a sustainable path to build deep local
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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