Minister for Panchayat Raj, Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, Nara Lokesh performed Bhumi Puja for HCL Technologies new global IT development and training centre at Gannavaram near here today.
The HCL Technologies third largest IT company in India spread over 29.86 acres of land is going to provide employment opportunity to 5000 youth of AP and it provides an opportunity to aspirants to pursue IT career in their own city.
HCL plans to service its global customers especially in hi-tech industry. Through its ` back home campaign’ HCL plans to attract talent who belong to Vijayawada and provide them with exciting careers in the areas of application and product development including new technologies on demand. The company will be investing in creating a training centre for fresher engineer graduates from local colleges.
In accordance with the MoU with AP govt the HCL will develop two facilities with an investment of over Rs 700 crore in Vijayawada and Amaravati in next few years. A skill development centre with 1000 seater capacity will also be developed as part of the MoU.
Speaking on the occasion Minister Lokesh said today marks a historic day in AP’s IT history with the foundation laying for HCL campus. He quoted multiple examples on how leadership and vision makes all the difference. He said that the state government already created 36000 jobs in IT since 2014. He said HCL Amaravati campus is expected to become one of their biggest campuses in India creating around 10,000 jobs. He said the state government recently rolled out the consolidated AP IT policy 2018-20 for promoting development of IT and Telecom campuses and parks.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, executive director and CEO HCL corporation said HCL technologies is committed to bringing new opportunities and creating a better future for the people. With this in mind the company successfully expanded the IT hubs like Madurai, Lucknow and Nagpur. Stating that there was abundant local talent, she thanked the government for its support in setting up this facility and added that it would create more employment opportunities for the youth.