Indian tech firm to hire over 3,000 people in Vietnam

By Anh Tu   December 13, 2020 | 05:49 am PT
Indian tech firm to hire over 3,000 people in Vietnam
People walk in front of the HCL Technologies Ltd office at Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi on April 17, 2013. Photo by Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal.
India’s HCL Technologies, set to enter Vietnam next month, plans to hire more than 3,000 people for its operations in the country.

HCL Vietnam will deploy advanced technology solutions for multinational businesses in a number of line departments in sectors like banking, financial service, healthcare, infrastructure, engineering and network security, the company said.

"Starting with an office in Hanoi, HCL plans to expand and find more talent in other localities. We will cooperate with partners in Vietnam like universities to provide structured programs that will enhance students' skills, so they can support HCL's global clients from Vietnam," said Sanjay Gupta, vice chairman of HCL Technologies.

Gupta said HCL plans to build its organizational base with more than 3,000 university graduates and experienced experts in Vietnam. The main goal of HCL Vietnam's business and development strategy is to provide training platforms that give new graduates the opportunity to work in the high-tech sector and improve their skills by working with multinational companies.

The start of HCL's activity chain will be an online job fair held December 19 for fresh university graduates and experienced professionals.

Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s ambassador to India, said HCL's presence will help Vietnamese talents have the opportunity to work with international clients. He said the operation of HCL in Vietnam was also a good sign for promoting Indian investment in Vietnam. He hoped that Vietnam will become famous as a familiar destination for many global IT companies.

In an earlier meeting with HCL, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam had said that Vietnam always welcomes digital enterprises like HCL to invest in the country to support digital transformation not only for global businesses, but also domestic firms. He said he believed that HCL would contribute to creating many job opportunities in the digital field as well as opportunities for Vietnamese workers to participate in the global supply chain by training and improving their skills in the digital age.

Tam said the ministry was ready to support HCL in connecting with universities and colleges to train high-quality human resources and meet the recruitment requirements of companies in Vietnam. He assured that the ministry would consistently create the best conditions for HCL to develop in Vietnam.

HCL is one of the three largest IT enterprises in India with revenues of around $9.7 billion per year. Currently, it has more than 153,000 employees working in 50 countries.

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