- Global IT and business consulting company will invest $27 million in Knoxville
- New location will create 300 new jobs
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that global IT and business consulting company CGI will locate new operations in Knoxville.
After a two-year search process, CGI selected Knox County for its eighth U.S. IT delivery center, where it will invest $27 million and create 300 jobs over the next five years.
The Knoxville location will become the newest member of CGI’s innovative U.S. delivery center network that will help clients gain access to high quality, U.S.-based IT services, support and solutions. As a core element of its business strategy, CGI offers IT delivery options to its government and commercial industry clients.
CGI is partnering with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on the launch of the IT delivery center and will be working with the university to engage students across interdisciplinary programs in colleges such as the Haslam College of Business and the Tickle College of Engineering. CGI will partner with the university to build a talent pipeline focusing primarily on advanced analytics, cybersecurity and digital transformation through emerging technologies for the new Knoxville facility.
CGI will seek job candidates with software development, business analytics and other in-demand technology skills. Hiring will begin in March 2021 and interested candidates can visit www.cgi.com/us/en-us/careers to learn more.
Over the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 10 economic development projects in Knox County, resulting in approximately 1,000 job commitments and more than $148 million in capital investment.