Australia to get Satyam investment

2,000 IT jobs promised for Victoria

Satyam has announced plans to build a 10ha campus at the Geelong Technology Precinct in Victoria, Australia.

The 10ha campus will accommodate 2,000 employees over the next few years, Satyam says.

The campus will house a software development centre and facilities for training, research and development.

In a media statement, Satyam co-founder and managing director B Rama Raju says “The Geelong campus is an important component of our long-term initiative to build new centres of excellence, in strategic locations, around the globe”.

He says Geelong was selected “for its highly skilled ICT talent, excellent infrastructure, and transport links to Melbourne.”

The support of the Victorian Government, the Melbourne City Council and the prospect of collaboration activities with nearby Deakin University all influenced the decision to site the centre at Geelong, he said.

Collaborative activities with Deakin include staff exchange, a work integrated learning programme for students, a graduate employment programme and joint research activities.

Satyam has approximately 1400 staff in Australia.

According to the Geelong Advertiser, the project is worth $75 million and the 2,000 jobs will be created over the next eight years.

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