ECONOMYNEXT – HCL Technologies, an information technology firm based in Noida, India said it had hired 1,000 IT staff in Sri Lanka in the first year of operations in the island.
In June 2020, when the firm started operations in the country officials said it was planning to hire 1,500 persons over the next 18 months.
HCL Technologies said it had hired new graduates and also “seasoned industry professionals”.
“We are optimistic about the country’s growth prospects and look forward to bringing in more global opportunities tothe local community,” Apparao VV, Chief Human Resources Officer, HCL Technologies said in a statement.
“Sri Lanka has an extremely talented and world-class pool of IT professionals, and we are certain our family here will continue to play an increasing role in serving our Global 2000 clients and partners situated all over the globe.”
HCL Technologies has offices in 50 countries providing IT services and software to companies around the world.
“During its one year of operation in the country, HCL has launched several programs to nurture and attract new talent,” the firm said in a statement.
“For young graduates who have completed three-year or four-year studies in technical and non-technical streams, HCL Sri Lanka offers an opportunity to join the company as software engineers or IT analysts.”
The company had started a program called HCL TechBee to help Advance Level (High School certificate) student start an IT carriers through Horizon Campus, in Sri Lanka.
“In addition to programs for new graduates, HCL Sri Lanka continuously hires experienced professionals for roles in digital, applications and infrastructure managementand actively engages with talent through a host of online webinars and programs to drive its recruitment efforts,” the firm said.
The company said it had a ‘global delivery centre’ in Orion City, Colombo, and will expand into office space in Cinnamon Life, as an anchor client.