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Tcs will increase accessibility to stem education programs and create 1,200 local jobs in Illinois

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker expressed his delight at TCS’ decision to expand its presence in Lincoln Country by creating more than a thousand jobs over the next two years. “TCS’s expansion is a testament to our world-class education system and extraordinarily talented workforce.”

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) intends to grow its presence in Illinois by creating an additional 1,200 jobs by the end of 2024. This investment in the local economy is backed by a commitment to accelerate efforts to STEM awareness in neighboring schools to cover 25% more students and teachers.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker expressed his delight at TCS’ decision to expand its presence in Lincoln Country by creating more than a thousand jobs over the next two years. “TCS’s expansion is a testament to our world-class education system and extraordinarily talented workforce.”

“Through their STEM education initiatives, the next generation of Illinoisans will be prepared for the innovative jobs of the future, jobs that will transform our state into the nation’s premier tech hub. To our partners at TCS: Thank you for your commitment to the state of Illinois. We couldn’t be happier to call you our neighbors,” he said.

TCS employs more than 3,000 people in Illinois, 1,100 of whom have joined the company in the past five years. One of 30 TCS locations across the country is located in Naperville, where TCS professionals help digitally transform and scale businesses critical to the Illinois economy, such as United Airlines and Walgreens BootsAlliance.

For more than 50 years, the company has been doing business in the United States. To digitally change and expand its operations, TCS works with more than half of Fortune 500 companies. The company is the second largest employer of IT services talent in the United States, having hired 512 graduates from Illinois colleges and institutions in during the previous five years.

According to Suresh Muthuswami, President of TCS North America, businesses in Illinois and the United States have faced upheaval in recent years, from the pandemic and inflation to supply chain issues and to the growing need for talent.

“Our expansion into Illinois is driven by companies that are using these obstacles as an opportunity to transform and capture growth. They are investing to overcome today’s challenges and become more resilient for tomorrow. TCS attracts the most talented brighter in cloud computing, AI, cybersecurity and other technologies to help them become future-ready businesses,” she said.

Since 2009, TCS has increased funding for its computer science and STEM education initiatives in Illinois. More than 42,000 students in the United States and Canada have benefited from goIT, which promotes digital innovation and career readiness at local middle and high schools.

In a statement, the company said more than 150 TCS volunteers have helped more than 700 students in Illinois through goIT. “Through its Ignite My Future in School program, TCS is helping Illinois educators integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social studies.

This program has impacted over one million students and 26,000 teachers in North America, including 535 educators and 32,000 students in Illinois,” he said.

TCS added that its contributions to Illinois’ health, wellness and economic growth are significant.

“The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which contributes approximately $500 million annually to the local economy, has TCS as its official technology consulting partner. TCS began sponsoring the marathon in 2010 with the aim of improving the experience for participants and spectators.

The relationship between the two parties, which was recently extended through 2025, expanded in 2012 with the release of the TCS-powered Bank of America Chicago Marathon mobile app. In 2022, more than 215,000 users downloaded the app, the company said.