Indian multinational IT firm HCL technologies has announced the launch of a new Global Delivery center (GDC), aimed at accelerating digitization, based in Ontario, Canada. The innovation center will focus on digital acceleration for HCL’s global clients, with advanced technology solutions. HCL has 2,000 new jobs to fill at the center, over the next three years, engaging Canada’s local skilled talent.
“The announcement of new, highly skilled jobs in the technology industry for Canadians is always good news,” stated Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario.
“I’m thrilled to see such investment and job creation from global leaders like HCL Technologies right here in Ontario. This new facility will strengthen our economy and workforce, while supporting industries nation-wide,” added Ford.
The innovation center is going to be among the largest for HCL in the region, with a people capacity of 350, co-housing innovation labs for customers as well. Reportedly, the GDC will provide next-gen services including digital and analytics solutions, cloud consulting and migration, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and application services .
“We are very excited to continue expanding our operations in Canada with our largest center yet in the country,” shared Jagadeshwar Gattu, Senior Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies. “The new Global Delivery Center in Mississauga provides an opportunity for HCL Technologies to expand our best-in-class digital innovation in Canada and support our global clients while creating great IT industry job opportunities in this community. We look forward to more growth and opportunities in Canada in the coming months.”
Sharing the vision for the new center, Joelien Jose, EVP & Country Head – Canada, HCL Technologies, said, “From our newest center, clients can experience a whole new world of technological innovation enabled by leading edge immersive technologies, HCL’s best in class Intellectual property solutions and a unique design thinking approach to some of the most complex problems of Canadian enterprises.”
The launch of HCL’s new center is a step up for the firm in serving global businesses with the best of its digital capabilities. Addressing the employment concern for the region parallelly, the GDC appears to be a promising avenue for the region and it’s skilled talent.