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Kerala's largest IT employer to become catalyst for startups

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

-- the state's largest employer in the IT sector -- as part of a strategic shift has decided to turn a for new start-ups, and has also given the green signal to its employees to work on their own ideas, said a top

UST-Global, one of the first IT companies that opened shop in the here in 1999, has 22,000 employees, and over 9,000 of them work in its two centres -- here and in Kochi.

Manu Gopinath, of the US-headquartered entity, told IANS that the fulcrum of their company with offices in 26 countries is here at the Technopark campus, from where all the crucial operations are taking place.

In to attend the annual conference of the company, Gopinath said: "Today the stage has come where creation of new jobs in our company will no longer be on a linear pattern compared to the growth of our company, instead we have decided to concentrate on promoting start ups and integrating them into our system in an indirect manner."

"We already have started working with a few startups here and abroad, and we are looking to be associated with the Startup Mission, so as to speed up our efforts to turn a to the efforts of the government. Successive state government's have fuelled our growth in the nearly close to two decades that we have been here," said Gopinath.

UST-Global currently has operations in six Indian cities, apart from the two in Kerala, and is prepared to launch in other cities, depending on the client needs.

Their client list includes giants like Walmart, Anthem, and CISCO, who have stuck with them ever since they began.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:12 IST
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