Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced that it has expanded its presence in the Philippines with the opening of a new delivery center in Pasig City, Metro Manila.
The center, located in the IT-BPO services hub, Ortigas Center, will accommodate approximately 1,000 professionals, and will deliver a full range of applications, IT infrastructure, and business process services to global clients in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and logistics, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, and consumer goods industries.
Cognizant started operations in the Philippines in December 2009 to provide business process services to global clients, and has since grown to more than 700 professionals delivering a broad range of services from the company’s existing facilities in Manila. In April 2011, Cognizant won the prestigious Philippines’ International ICT Award for Best New BPO Locator of the Year. Cognizant is working closely with academia in the Philippines to develop talent across a full range of services, and has an active campus recruitment program in the country.
As part of its corporate social responsibility program, Cognizant is running several community initiatives. Key among them are conducting classes, setting up libraries, and organizing health camps in local schools to develop talent at the grassroots level. The company has also adopted Eusebio C. Santos Elementary School, a public school located in Taguig.