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HCL Technologies to start operations in Nagpur and it will have the capacity of 2,000 people. The Indian multinational IT company HCL Technologies Limited is about to begin its business operations in Nagpur from April 2018, a senior company official revealed in an interview.
Guiding of the initial batch of the workforce is presently underway, and the business maneuvers will commerce from the first week of April with 200 people, stated Senior Vice President of HCL Technologies Sanjay Gupta.
Gupta was referring to reporters on the sidelines of HCL Foundation CSR Symposium on ‘Socio-Economic Developmental Challenges and Solution.’ The Nagpur branch of HCL Technologies will have a capacity of 2,000 people. Unlike its peers, HCL is focusing on small towns to open training centers and already has such centers in Madurai and Lucknow. Recruitments for the 50 – acre Nagpur campus to be functional by January 2018, at MIHAN and around 2,000 jobs will be offered.
“We are excited to start out operations in Nagpur. By this initiative we aim to create 2,000 jobs in the city, creating a sustainable pipeline of local talent.” Gupta said. “HCL has in the past 18 months started operations in Madurai in September, Lucknow in October and Nagpur will be the third in its expansion plan in small towns.”
He has also informed about an exclusive Early Career Programme for 10 + 2 passed students who are financially unstable. Under this programme, the selected students will be given 12 months training and later absorbed by the company.
Director CSR – Head at HCL foundation Nidhi Pundhir briefed about the development projects currently undertaken. When questioned about the decelerating in IT hiring following the restrictions in the US, which is the largest market for domestic IT organizations Gupta said his company has minimal dependency on H1B visas since most of its work is completed here. The techies at Nagpur will also get a chance to work on these technologies, said Gupta.