Wipro Limited announced that locals now form over 50% of its U.S. workforce. Over the past six months, Wipro hired over 1,600 employees by attracting and nurturing local talent to drive innovation and help transform clients’ businesses into digital enterprises.
During the past decade, Wipro has invested over USD 2 billion in the United States. The company has been focused on creating jobs in the U.S. underscoring its strategy to build a deep reservoir of local talent based out of centers close to its clients. During FY16-17, over 3,000 locals joined Wipro and today, the company has a workforce of over 14,000 in the U.S. The company will continue to recruit from top universities to build on the momentum of hiring locally in the United States. Wipro, which counts nearly 300 of the largest employers and innovators in the U.S. as its clients, also hires laterally for senior positions at the company.
Wipro has over 40 facilities across 23 states in the U.S. that are located in close proximity to clients. It has over 1,000 employees each in the states of Florida, California, Georgia and Texas where it has established next-generation local delivery centers.
Recently, the company added two multi-client delivery centers: a new hub to create advanced digital offerings in Mountain View, California and another in Farmington Hills, Michigan, staffed predominantly by local talent to offer engineering services to our clients mainly in the automotive segment. Plans are also afoot to expand the existing centers in Tampa and Dallas.
These delivery centers provide clients with speed-to-market, access to new and emerging technologies and help create an environment that will foster incremental innovation. The wide geographical footprint also helps Wipro attract local talent from across the country.
Apart from the delivery centers, Wipro’s technology innovation lab in Mountain View, California showcases its state-of-the-art solutions and works closely with leading Bay Area technology companies and start-ups in the areas of artificial intelligence and automation. Wipro has also incubated new digital pods in Brooklyn, New York and Mountain View, California. The pods are purpose-built for Wipro’s digital strategy, design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive workspace side-by-side with clients.
As part of its effort to attract and recruit leading next generation talent, Wipro has forged strong and lasting relationships with local universities. The company leverages a ‘hub’ model to hire technical talent wherein it recruits from colleges located in geographical proximity to its new and existing delivery centers in the U.S. For instance, Wipro recruits students from The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), University of Houston, Rice University, University of North Texas (UNT) and other colleges for its delivery center in Dallas. It also hires management talent from top U.S. business schools such as Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for Wipro’s Global 100 program.
The company has also rolled out a three-month accelerated technology camp for STEM graduates to train them on latest technologies. Post the training program, these graduates are offered opportunities to work alongside Wipro’s software architects to find solutions for complex problems, thereby creating a sustainable path to build deep local capabilities.