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HCL Tech plans for 600 new jobs in N Ireland

HCL Technologies said it would create 600 fresh jobs in a major expansion of its two contact centre operations in Ireland.

business Updated: Sep 09, 2005 12:43 IST

HCL Technologies Ltd said it would create 600 fresh jobs in a major expansion of its two contact centre operations in Ireland.

It now employs approximately 2,350 employees in the UK, 2,000 of whom are UK nationals, the New Delhi-based IT company on Thursday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange.

These new employment opportunities would be available at its Armagh and Belfast contact centre operations, it said.

"We are committed to work with the government and the people of UK and take this relationship to new heights. While India is an integral part of the solution we offer our clients, far from taking jobs out of the UK, we are actually creating hundreds of new positions while investing in the UK economy," Shiv Nadar, CEO and Chairman of the Company said.

This makes the company the largest Indian IT employer in the UK of local staff and among the top 10 private sector employers in Northern Ireland, it said.

It further said the company would create 600 additional jobs in the country to take their manpower strength to almost 3,000 in the next one-year.

The company's European headquarters are based in London and run by HCL Great Britain, which has staff strength of around 350, it said.

HCL's UK & EU business comprises high end Product Engineering and Technology led services for the Aerospace and Automotive Industry, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Retail Services, IT Remote Infrastructure Management, and BPO operations, it added.

First Published: Sep 09, 2005 12:43 IST