A Teaneck-based technology outsourcing firm will hire about 10,000 workers in the United States, according to a Bloomberg News report.
Cognizant, which operates out of the Glenpointe complex, is also set to open a new national headquarters in College Station, Texas. as part of a three-year $150,000 grant program with Texas A&M University, the report said. The firm will continue to maintain its global headquarters in Teaneck, but move its “principal” operating base near the University, the company said in a Twitter post.
“The stabilization of the economy in the U.S. has given our clients more comfort in innovation and investing in growing their own top line,” Cognizant President Gordon Coburn told Bloomberg News. “There is clearly long-term demand for skilled technology professionals here in the U.S. We are working hard to identify the talent to meet our clients’ needs.”
According to the report, the new jobs will be full-time positions in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. About 750 jobs are expected to be created in Texas.
No cuts were slated at the Teaneck office and the company did not immediately have a projection for the number of jobs expected to be created locally. The firm employs more than 3,700 New Jersey residents.
Cognizant and similar firms tend to bring in foreign workers on work visas rather than hiring locally, the Bloomberg report said. The company president, however, said the improving national economy allowed the firm to hire more staff in the United States.
Updated Monday at 1:09 p.m.
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