Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that it is expanding in Illinois, which will create 1,200 new jobs in the US by the end of 2024. The state currently has over 3,000 employees working for India’s largest IT services exporter, which includes 1,100 hired in the last five years. With 30 such outposts around the US, it runs a facility in Naperville.
From its Naperville location, TCS employees support businesses’ digital transformation and expansion, including United Airlines and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
“Our expansion in Illinois is driven by companies that use… obstacles as an opportunity to transform themselves and capture growth. They are investing to overcome today’s challenges and become more resilient for tomorrow,” Suresh Muthuswami, North America chairman for TCS.
To help clients become future-ready enterprises, he added, the company is attracting talent in cloud computing, AI, cybersecurity, and other technologies.
According to the statement, the company has been working on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and computer science programmes in the state since2009. The investment in the local economy is also accompanied by a commitment to speed up STEM outreach efforts in local schools so that they can reach 25% more students and teachers.
The “Ignite My Future in School” programme has reached 32,000 children and 535 instructors in Illinois.
Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois welcomed TCS for their initiative to expand in his state and promised to add more than a thousand jobs over the next two years.