Cognizant to boost Australia-based workforce


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 23 November, 2021

Cognizant to boost Australia-based workforce

IT services company Cognizant plans to open a global delivery centre in Adelaide as part of plans to expand its Australia-based workforce.

The company has committed to hire and train 1600 newly created roles for digital engineers, graduates and apprentices in the nation by 2026.

Cognizant said increasing its Australia-based workforce will allow it to offer local clients more direct access to experts in software, AI, machine learning, cloud computing and data analytics.

The Adelaide delivery centre will be focused on areas such as helping clients use digital technology to meet their sustainability goals, find a path to decarbonisation and be a solution for achieving a low-carbon economy.

Cognizant’s decision to expand in Australia was in part motivated by support from the federal government’s Global Talent Attraction Taskforce, according to Cognizant CEO of Australia and New Zealand Jane Livesey.

“The pandemic has led our clients to rethink their business models, prioritise digital and seek onshore service delivery. Our new delivery centre will expand Cognizant’s expertise in cloud, IoT and AI to help our clients to adapt to new market conditions, sharpen their competitiveness and meet their sustainability goals,” she said.

“We are proud to partner with the government to recruit, train and invest in the next generation of Australia’s highly skilled digital workforce and contribute to the growth of the South Australian region.”

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