Financial Times: Wipro plans to boost outsourcing to US
Wipro plans to open more centres in the US in a continuing trend of “reverse outsourcing”, as Indian information technology outsourcing companies recruit in the US and Europe.
Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India’s third-largest information technology outsourcing company, this week said it aimed to hire more than 1,000 people in the US to staff two new software development centres in Michigan and Atlanta.
Tata Consultancy Services, India’s leading outsourcing company, on Tuesday opened its first US centre near Cincinnati, Ohio, which has capacity for 1,000 employees.
The recruits for Wipro’s centres in Atlanta and Troy, Michigan, would be trained for three months in India before returning to the US for jobs in software development and project management.
Wipro also wants to ex-pand in Europe through acquisition, especially in Germany where Wipro has earmarked as much as $250m for a possible purchase. ...