NTT, title sponsor of IndyCar, announces 350 jobs coming to Nashville

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Japanese information technology company NTT DATA Corp. is spending $10 million to open a Nashville office and hire 350 employees. The company is the title sponsor of the IndyCar series, which is scheduled to run its first race on the streets of Nashville in August.

NTT is ranked No. 62 on the fortune Global 500, employing 130,000 people in more than 50 countries.

“NTT DATA’s decision to locate a strategic innovation and digital delivery center in Nashville underscores the vibrant economy and highly-skilled workforce of the entire Nashville region,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a statement.

Here’s the release from the state:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and NTT DATA officials announced today that the company will establish an innovation and digital delivery center in Nashville.

The global IT services leader will invest $9.9 million and create 350 jobs, including a focus on healthcare and manufacturing technology, as a result of the project.

NTT DATA’s new center will focus on developing and deploying digital and industry skills within the IT sector. The company will provide U.S.-based service delivery to local, national and international clients and serve as a cross-industry and technology showcase from its office in downtown Nashville’s Capitol View.

NTT DATA Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s largest IT and business service providers. Ranked 62nd in the Fortune Global 500, NTT DATA Corporation employs 130,000 people worldwide and delivers services in more than 50 countries. NTT DATA Services is a U.S.-based division with headquarters in Plano, Texas that employs more than 50,000 professionals who work with the world’s leading brands.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 65 economic development projects in Davidson County, resulting in more than 18,000 job commitments and $2 billion in capital investment.

7 Responses to NTT, title sponsor of IndyCar, announces 350 jobs coming to Nashville

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    Cryan says:

    More bad news for the “liberal ghetto,” Stuart?

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    Donna Locke says:

    Where is the economic and job accounting on all these past corporate locations and relocations in Tennessee?

    When I read the book Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, it was interesting to learn where Amazon, as one example, gets some or a lot of its labor. Amazon figured out how to get tax credits for employing desperate older people living in campers and vans all over the United States. People in their fifties, sixties, seventies, and even eighties have ended up working 10 or 12 hours a day in body-breaking labor in the Amazon warehouses. Some of these people called it “slave labor.” They do it because they are desperate. Amazon sends out recruiters dedicated to this population, which is heartbreakingly large now. This is the real economy, and these Americans are trying to survive what America has become.

    Which brings me to note that our legislature, once again, has killed a mandatory E-Verify bill that would have covered most employers. This is in regard to hiring of illegal labor. A detailed report on this perennial hypocrisy of your legislators is posted at the Tennessee Star. Be sure to thank the Republicans for keeping Tennessee a magnet for illegal aliens. The Democrats always help, too. Oh, one other thing: the AMERICAN camper population has shown itself willing to travel and do seasonal farmwork, and many have regular gigs at this.

    Read that book if you haven’t. For several years, Bruder joined and visited this camper population in her own van she called Halen. I got that reference right away since I had a teenage son in the 1980s.

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      Donna Locke says:

      I’ve no doubt that Amazon would use more foreign nationals instead of American workers in this country if that pesky ability to read and understand English didn’t stand in the way of fulfilling orders.

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    James White says:

    How many will be non-citizen H1B Visa? Which are Information Tech workers.

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