Tata Plans Hiring Spree in Detroit

Will hire 400 engineers for automotive projects

Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors, said on Dec. 3 it plans to hire 400 engineers by the end of the year at its technical center near Detroit to help with projects for car makers in North America.

Dan Saad, Tata Technologies director of communications in North America, said Tata is looking candidates with engineering, design and experience in product lifecycle.

"The 400 positions are currently open in our HR database to be filled by January 3 that are a result of new automotive program work our engineering and our PLM/Consulting groups have won over the past months," Saad said.

"The positions are at automotive client sites -- about 80% in metro Detroit, about 20% elsewhere in the U.S. We have about 500 employees in the U.S. now, and about 350 are assigned to the company's Novi, Mich.," he said.

This follows on the news that General Motors Corp. is looking to hire 1,000 engineers over the next two years and Chrysler has added 1,000 employees at its technical center in Auburn Hills and is planning to hire additional personnel to handle engineering projects and to help the company prepare for an initial public offering of stock in the second half of 2011.

Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, is a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing, Product Development, IT services to the global manufacturing industry. Headquartered in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States in Novi, Pune, India and Luxton in the United Kingdom, Tata is one of the world's fastest-growing engineering services companies.

The company is part of the India-based Tata Group an international business group based in India that reported 2008-09 revenues of $70 billion, of which 61% is from business outside India.

The group employs more than 350,000 people worldwide.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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