Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has come up with plans to expand their footprints in Minnesota. Therefore, they are expanding their hiring program during the coming year. Moreover, they will also stretch their STEM outreach efforts in local schools to cover 50 percent more students and teachers.

100 new jobs

Bloomington, Minnesota is home to one of the 30 facilities in the U.S. and supports enterprises including Ameriprise Financial and Best Buy. Currently, TCS is employing more than 1,000 employees in the Minnesota State. They have hired more than 400 of these employees during the past 5 years. TCS is assisting companies in their growth and transformation journeys through consulting services, industry experience, advanced technology, and intellectual property. In addition, Tata Consultancy Services are planning to create another 100 new jobs in Minnesota as part of their expansion plans.

Minnesota’s governor welcomed the move

“We’re incredibly excited that a global leader in STEM jobs and education programs is expanding here in Minnesota, adding over 100 new jobs to our economy. Minnesota knows that when our people thrive, our businesses thrive. Our strong tradition of innovation and investing in skills and job training make Minnesota an ideal destination for partnerships with high-tech businesses like TCS. We look forward to continuing this partnership and working together to help prepare Minnesotans for successful careers in STEM.” Governor Tim Walz said in a statement.

Launching of STEM programs

TCS is the second best recruiter of IT services talent within the United States. They have hired 32,000 employees over the last five years. Moreover, TCS launched their STEM program back in 2014. The STEM training program fosters career realization and digital innovation among local high school students. The program has assisted more than 42,000 students across United States and Canada.

Minnesota currently has nearly 11,000 open computing jobs. However, the state produced only 1,533 computer science graduates in 2019. Currently, only 24% of public high schools in the state offer foundational courses in computer science as part of their curriculum.

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