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Wipro to address shortage of IT professionals in USA - Wipro CEO in Jan 29th interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle

02.27.2008
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Azim Premji: His company, Wipro Ltd., is preparing to open a software development center in Buckhead.Azim Premji: His company, Wipro Ltd., is preparing to open a software development center in Buckhead.Azim Premji, CEO and chairman of Bangalore-based Wipro Ltd., calls the lack of technology talent in the U.S. a "serious problem." "America does not have the talent," said Premji, 62, in a Jan. 29 interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. "There's a huge shortage of IT professionals here."

Wipro is in the process of opening its first American software development center in Buckhead at Piedmont Center and plans to hire 200 employees here within a year and up to 500 within three years. In two months, Premji says, the company will start recruiting from the area's schools and plans to partner with Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.

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