North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Cognizant will create 300 new jobs in the state, with expansion of the company’s operations in Charlotte, N.C. The announcement followed approval of a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) by the state’s Economic Investment Committee on Dec. 20, 2018.
Cognizant currently employs more than 2,700 people in North Carolina. The company plans to add a variety of positions in Charlotte over the next five years, including IT application developers and testers, and business consultants.
“Leading companies in today’s digital economy call North Carolina home for a good reason,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Our state offers a large number of talented information technology workers, and we’ve also committed the time, money, and resources to make sure our education and workforce development systems will continue to deliver the skilled people companies need.”
“We’re pleased to again expand in North Carolina and in Charlotte, home to many of our large clients, and a region with a strong talent base,” said Francisco D'Souza, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cognizant. “As one of the largest technology recruiters and employers in the United States, we depend on a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. As we create more jobs in Charlotte, we will also continue to invest in local programs and partnerships to promote STEM skills education and workforce readiness for tech careers. North Carolina continues to be an attractive destination for business.”
With its latest Charlotte workforce expansion, Cognizant will partner with Tech Talent South, a “coding boot camp,” as well as the North Carolina Community College System and local universities, to provide additional training programs for in-demand technology skills.
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