DXC Technology is set to be given nearly $1.4 million in a bid to boost its Tasmanian operation’s job count by 50.
The Tasmanian Development Board recommended on 19 May to deliver an Industry Assistance Package of up to $1.36 million for a term of five years to DXC Technology to expand its Enterprise Delivery Centre in Hobart.
It is expected that the cash will see the creation of 50 new skilled full-time equivalent jobs in Tasmania in the field of IT and services support.
The move comes two years after the Tasmanian Government worked with DXC Technology – then CSC – to relocate from Sydney to Tasmania, creating 50 jobs in the process.
“Now, we are working with them to effectively double their workforce to over 100 people,” Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, said.
“This will help DXC Technology expand its Enterprise Delivery Centre and will help its Tasmanian operation become one of the leaders in its field in the Australia and New Zealand region,” he said.
It is hoped that the 50 jobs the new partnership and funding will create will help provide new career paths for Tasmanians who want to work in the IT field in their home state.
DXC technology Australia and New Zealand managing director, Seelan Nayagam, hopes the new arrangement will see the company’s Centre of Excellence in Hobart become the premier Service Desk in Australia.
“The success of DXC Technology’s partnership with the Tasmanian Government and TasTAFE has exceeded all expectations and we are pleased to be able to expand our partnership even further,” Nayagam said.
“DXC is delighted to be working with the Tasmanian Government and TasTAFE on an initiative that will shape the skills, experience and readiness of our future workforce.
“It will also help us continue to promote and enhance the calibre and skills of Tasmania’s technology workforce,” he said.
The Tasmanian jobs boost comes just months after DXC Technology was handed a landmark, $394.2 million state-wide end user computing contract from the South Australian Government.
The deal was awarded to CSC in February, prior to the completion of the company’s spin-merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Enterprise Services business to form DXC Technology, launched in early April.
The contract is expected to see the company create 400 new jobs in the state, along with a new $5 million office in Adelaide to make way for increases in its workforce, which is set to rise from 100 to more than 700 by the end of the contract period.
Under the deal, CSC will also establish a centre of excellence for end user computing in the state.