Tata Consultancy Services Generates STEM Jobs in U.S, Hires 174 College Graduates

Aug 05, 2013, 09:30 ET from Tata Consultancy Services

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, today announced that they have hired 174 college graduates this year. These new hires are a continuation of TCS' history of sustaining and adding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs to meet the demands of its global customers. Over the past four years, the company has recruited over 500 highly skilled college graduates across the United States.

These new hires hail from 26 states plus the District of Columbia across 71 different universities. Seventy-four of the new hires joined in April and June; the remaining 100 new hires will join TCS in waves throughout the summer. All of TCS' new employees will undergo TCS' Initial Learning Program, a six to twelve week long talent development training program, housed out of TCS' Cincinnati, OH facility.  After they have completed their training program, 100 of the hires will be based at the Cincinnati campus, which has a vibrant workforce of over 600 employees. The remaining 74 will be working in locations across the country to support the business growth in those markets.

"TCS is committed to identifying, developing and providing growth opportunities for local talent throughout the United States," said Surya Kant, President of North America, UK & Europe Operations at TCS. "We view new college hires as an opportunity to grow our highly skilled workforce and help support economic growth across the country. We're especially pleased to be adding so many new employees to our renowned delivery center in Cincinnati."

TCS' workforce development and community engagement strategies in the United States are focused on advanced and niche technology skill development and certification and the company is involved in numerous efforts to cultivate the talent that will make up the future technology workforce. For example, in June of this year at CGI America, a nationwide gathering hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago, Illinois, it was announced that TCS has joined US2020 as a Founding Leadership Partner.  US2020 is a national STEM Education initiative that aims to engage one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals in mentorship opportunities by the year 2020. TCS will be the lead partner in developing US2020's web-based matching technology that will help place STEM volunteers into high impact mentoring opportunities with top non-profits working across different grades, settings, and delivery models.

TCS also recently kicked off the latest year of its own STEM education initiative – the TCS goIT Student Technology Program - a multi-tiered outreach program engaging students, parents, universities, and local government with the goal of increasing student excitement and participation in technology related careers. Since goIT's launch in 2009, the program has evolved from a two-school camp to a national, year-long program that has influenced over 7,000 students across 35 school districts and this year will reach schools and students across 10 cities in the United States as well as Toronto, Canada.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of ITBPO, infrastructureengineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 277,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 44 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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