Teaneck Outsourcing Firm To Hire 10000 Workers In U.S.

Company announces $150,000 grant program in Texas

The Glenpointe complex in Teaneck / Patch file photo
The Glenpointe complex in Teaneck / Patch file photo

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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shimon baum December 02, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Be nice if any of those jobs were in Teaneck
genevieve maiberger December 02, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Are any Teaneck residents being hired?
Teaneckite December 03, 2013 at 08:28 PM
My daughter who is a college graduate in electrical engineering and graduated from Teaneck HS, works for the company as a consultant for a year and a half now.
Teaneckite December 03, 2013 at 08:31 PM
I don't think many people in the township are aware of the company and its job offerings. They seem to be a good company with good benefits and salary.
Tom Abbott December 05, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Though located in Teaneck, Cognizant appears to be uninvolved with the Teaneck community. Does anyone know of any contributions Cognizant makes to Teaneck?


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