IT consulting company Capgemini announces office, hiring up to 1,000 people – Nashville Business Journal – Nashville Business Journal

A global IT consulting company confirmed its major new hub in Nashville on Wednesday, forecasting that it will employ as many as 1,000 people in the years to come.
In an announcement with state officials, Capgemini said it will invest $20.1 million in its office at the Broadwest development in Midtown. The company will hire a minimum of 500 people, state officials said, “with projected growth of up to 1,000.”
Capgemini’s announcement affirmed Business Journal reporting from August and October regarding the company’s site search and selection of Broadwest for an expansion.
The addition of Capgemini adds another international name to the roster of tech companies in Nashville, bolstering the Greater Nashville Technology Council’s push to double the area’s tech jobs by 2025. The region has one of the smallest tech workforces in the nation, but it’s also the fastest-growing since 2015. Other notable arrivals include Amazon.com Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) 5,000-job downtown operations hub, the 8,500 jobs Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) is planning for a waterfront campus and a hub from a wing of Japan-based NTT Data.
Capgemini is headquartered in Paris and publicly traded there. On their latest quarterly earnings call, executives said the business employs 309,300 people in almost 50 countries, a 55% boost in headcount compared to four years ago. Nashville is joining a roster of 44 U.S. offices for Capgemini and various subsidiaries.
“The area is rich with diverse talent from nearby colleges and universities, has strong accessibility and provides a ripe opportunity with our current partners and future clients,” said Jim Bailey, CEO of Capgemini’s Americas Strategic Business Unit. “The establishment of Capgemini’s new delivery center is a major milestone that will support the continued acceleration of our business in the U.S.”
The Nashville office “will specifically focus on Capgemini’s capabilities in enterprise application modernization, artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT [internet of things] solutions,” according to a press release.
State incentives for Capgemini were not immediately disclosed, but will be made public within 30 days, said a spokesperson for the Department of Economic and Community Development.
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