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HCL Tech Plans to Double Its Brazilian Workforce

Indian IT services giant HCL Tech is gearing up for the launch of a mega delivery center in the Brazilian city of Campinas, with plans to double the size of its workforce in Latin America’s largest economy.

With four delivery centers in the cities of Curitiba, Porto Alegre and São Paulo, the IT services provider currently employs around 1,100 people in the country.

Fabiano Funari, HCL’s country head in Brazil, told reporters that the company is aware of the talent shortage and is therefore working with local technology institutes to equip graduates with digital skills.

In addition, the IT services provider is pouring money into Laboratoria, an initiative which aims to provide technology training to female college graduates.

HCL Tech entered the Brazilian market in 2009 by opening a delivery center in São Leopoldo, an industrial city in Rio Grande State. The company’s headcount in Brazil did not surpass 400 peoples by the end of 2012.

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Today, HCL uses its Brazilian base to develop cloud applications for customers across America, including the United States.

The Indian company’s focus has been on the cloud in recent years, with its CEO Vijay Kumar stressing that more than 50% of technology spending will go to the cloud by 2025.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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