Wipro Recognized with Elevate Texas Award
Award Recognizes Indian IT Firm’s Impact on the Lone Star State
Austin, Texas - August 3, 2017: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company was recognized with the “Elevate Texas” award by the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the organization that markets the state as one of the world’s top locations for business.
The statewide award recognizes communities, organizations and companies that are making a tremendous contribution to Texas’ economy, whether through jobs and investment, infrastructure and workforce development or other initiatives, which help to drive growth in the Lone Star State.
"Wipro is truly a global leader in the IT services industry and a major force in economic development in the State of Texas," said Sanjiv Yajnik, Chairman of the Board of Texas Economic Development Corporation and President of Financial Services at Capital One. "Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited, and Abid Neemuchwala, CEO of Wipro Limited, have been active supporters of Texas. We are grateful for their partnership with the Texas Economic Development Corporation and their commitment to growing in our state."
Yajnik, together with Robert Allen, President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation, applauded Wipro for its investment in Texas, particularly when it comes to the future of Texas’ workforce. In March 2017, the company expanded the Wipro Science Education Fellowship (SEF) program to Texas, in collaboration with the University of North Texas at Dallas. Through the SEF program, Wipro has pledged $1.1 million to train K-12 educators for excellence in STEM disciplines, to help enhance student learning in Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area public schools.
In addition to working with educators, Wipro is collaborating with First Book, a nationwide non-profit organization with the goal to supply books to low-income schools and underprivileged students across the country. Recently, the company held a joint event with First Book where Wipro volunteers collected over 43,000 books for Dallas area schools and children.
The company, which currently employs 1,200 in Texas, with major operations in Dallas and Houston, plans to inaugurate a new 35,500 sq. ft. advanced technology center in Plano in September. As part of its effort to attract and recruit leading next generation talent, Wipro has forged strong and lasting relationships with local universities. Wipro recruits students from The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), University of Houston, Rice University, University of North Texas (UNT) and other colleges for its delivery center in Dallas. Wipro has already recruited nearly 100 recent graduates from Texas academic institutions in 2017, with additional campus hiring planned throughout August.
"I am honored to accept the Elevate Texas award," said Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wipro Limited. "As a company with a significant presence in Texas and deep relationship with the local community, we applaud the Lone Star State’s support of the technology sector and its commitment to improving STEM education. Wipro is proud to do business in Texas and contribute to the state’s economic growth. We are committed to fostering knowledge and skills in the fields of science and technology to create a better future for all."
During the past decade, Wipro has invested over USD 2 billion in the United States. Wipro has over 40 facilities across 23 states in the U.S. The company has been focused on creating jobs in the U.S. underscoring its strategy to build a deep reservoir of local talent based out of centers close to its clients. Wipro employs over 14,000 in the U.S., a majority of whom are U.S. locals.
About Texas Economic Development Corporation
Texas Economic Development Corporation is an independently funded and operated 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is dedicated to economic development, business recruitment and job creation in the State of Texas. The public-private partnership coordinates efforts with the Office of the Governor to market Texas globally as a premier business destination. For more information about Texas Economic Development Corporation, visit www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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