Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of Tata Motors, has said it plans to hire 400 engineers by the end of the year at its technical centre near Detroit to help with projects for car makers in North America.
Dan Saad, Tata Technologies director of communications in North America, said on Friday Tata is looking candidates with engineering, design and experience in product lifecycle.
"The 400 positions are currently open in our HR database to be filled by January 3 that are a result of new automotive programme work our engineering and our PLM/Consulting groups have won over the past months," Saad said.
"The positions are at automotive client sites - about 80& in metro Detroit, about 20% elsewhere in the US. We have about 500 employees in the US now, and about 350" are assigned to the company's Novi, Michigan, he said.
Tata follows on the news that General Motors Corp is looking to hire 1,000 engineers over the next two years and Chrysler has added 1,000 employees at its technical centre in Auburn Hills and is planning to hire additional personnel to handle engineering projects and to help the company prepare for an initial public offering of stock in the second half of 2011.
Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, is a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing, Product Development, IT services to the global manufacturing industry.
Headquartered in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States in Novi, Pune, India and Luxton in the United Kingdom, Tata is one of the world's fastest-growing engineering services companies.
The company is part of the India-based Tata Group an international business group based in India that reported 2008-09 revenues of 70 billion dollars, of which 61% is from business outside India.
The group employs more than 350,000 people worldwide.