Cognizant cuts ribbon on new tech center in Texas; to create 1,100 new jobs

Teaneck-based Cognizant announced Thursday it has opened its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center.

The opening of the center, which is located at 5001 Statesman Drive in Irving, Texas, follows a 2017 announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the company’s plan to invest more than $8 million in Irving and create 1,100 new jobs by 2023.

The official opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting attended by state and local officials, Cognizant clients and more.

“This investment by Cognizant is further proof of the remarkable momentum of Texas’ economic expansion,” Abbott said. “With the right policies, top-notch workforce and partnerships with great companies like Cognizant, Texas will continue to grow the economy and create more opportunity for Texans across the state. I congratulate Cognizant on this expansion and I thank them for their investment in the people of Irving and for being a part of Texas’ economic success story.”

The center is comprised of 50,000 square feet and will house a 10,000-square-foot training facility.

Texas is home to our U.S. operations headquarters and also many of our clients who recognize the state’s strong talent pool, educational institutions and quality of life,” said Karen McLoughlin, chief financial officer, Cognizant.

“Our latest expansion is the result of Texas’ business-friendly environment, the Texas Enterprise Fund, and the location of our many other partners in the Irving and Dallas region. As one of the largest technology recruiters and employers in the United States, Cognizant cares deeply about our country’s workers and their sustained ability to keep pace globally as technology races ahead. We depend on maintaining a highly skilled, deeply knowledgeable workforce. This new center was designed for both client service, and for skills training, and will help grow overall employment opportunities for Texas residents, and meet our continued need for skilled talent.”