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"The IT company has bagged contracts from Bharti Airtel and Amazon to start BPO services at the city campus. They have started hiring", said a senior government official. Tech Mahindra is expected to complete the process by end of this year, he added.
Meanwhile, the IT firm has started work on its second development block within the city campus. It plans to set up its third development block shortly.
In December 2014, the company had inaugurated a new block at its existing campus to house 615 more IT professionals taking the total headcount in the state to 1,111. The new block was built at a cost of Rs 55 crore.
Earlier, Tech Mahindra had announced to scale up headcount at its Bhubaneswar centre to 5,000. This included professionals for IT and ITes (IT enabled services) jobs. The IT company has plans to invest Rs 500 crore on its Odisha centre over the next five years.
" The company's plan to increase hiring speak volumes about the conducive environment provided by the Odisha government here. The expansion plan would help us in achieving the goals set in ICT policy of the state", said the official.
Recently, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera had announced that four major IT companies Infosys, Tech-Mahindra, Wipro and TCS have made huge expansion of their development centres in Bhubaneswar during last three years.
Infosys had started its second development centre with two lakh sq ft space at InfoValley, Bhubaneswar in 2015.
TCS had made the Phase-ll expansion at TCS Kalinga Park with 4.5 lakh sq ft space in 2015 and Tech-Mahindra expanded with second software development block in December 2014 with 1.5 lakh sq ft space. The employment in IT in Odisha stood at 17,000 in 2017.