Tata Consultancy Services plans to expand operations in N.J. by hiring 1,000

Edison-based Tata Consultancy Services announced plans to expand its operations in New Jersey by hiring nearly 1,000 additional employees by the end of 2023 to meet the growing needs of customers to digitally transform their businesses.

TCS said it will also grow the reach of its STEM and computer science education programs in New Jersey by 25%, expanding teacher training and student programs.

“We are thrilled to have Tata Consultancy Services expand its footprint in New Jersey and invest in our future workforce by expanding its STEM education programs,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a prepared statement. “TCS is creating thousands of highly-skilled jobs and delivering significant economic growth to New Jersey.”

TCS’ Edison Business Center, one of 30 TCS facilities in the U.S., serves more than 100 customers in New Jersey. It has more than 3,700 employees in the state who provide information technology and consulting services across industries, harnessing technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and enterprise software.

“New Jersey is an important technology hub for TCS, and we are excited to be a part of its growing reputation as a center of innovation,” said Surya Kant, chairman of North America, TCS. “TCS is committed to nurturing tomorrow’s technology leaders through STEM initiatives and volunteerism across New Jersey, so they can continue to drive economic growth and give back to their local communities.”

TCS is among the nation’s top consulting and IT services providers and helps more than a third of the Fortune 500 companies to digitally transform and grow their businesses. It has been among the top two U.S. recruiters of IT services talent, hiring more than 21,500 employees in the past five years.

“Our economic mission trip to India in 2019 continues to bear fruit, as we have seen deep investments from Indian companies in our state. We look forward to strengthening our ongoing partnership with TCS as we build a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem where high-tech companies can grow and thrive,” Murphy added.