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Gov. Rick Perry visiting College Station to announce new jobs, grant to Texas A&M

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Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be in College Station on Monday to announce the creation of new jobs and education funding at Texas A&M University.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, a Fortune 500 company, has relocated its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey, and company officials are expected to announce a new multi-year grant to support science, technology, engineering and math education programs at A&M. U.S. Rep. Bill Flores and A&M System Chancellor John Sharp will join Perry in delivering remarks at the 9 a.m. event.

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6 comments:

  • elf posted at 8:08 pm on Mon, Dec 2, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1585

    So Perry and Sharp have sold and outsourced our TAMU IT system for only $150,000? Surely they could have made more than that. I guess the rest will go to as donations to Perry's presidential campaign, Abbott's gubernatorial campaign and other Republican campaign funds.

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 1:49 pm on Mon, Dec 2, 2013.

    the real slim shady Posts: 387

    The grant is for 150K. After IDCs, it's only 80K. Maybe they can all go buy an ice cream cone with that. Nice.

     
  • obasfirst posted at 1:33 pm on Mon, Dec 2, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 636

    this is an article to inform there will be an announcement on Friday or just more free publicity for Perry?

    FYI, the global headquarters will stay in New Jersey, a US headquarters will be set up in College Station.

    I guess now we know who will get the outsourcing contracts (or maybe it's just another one of those coincidences). According to bloomberg:

    "Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (Cognizant) is a provider of custom information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services"

    According to Reuters:
    "Cognizant is one of the top applicants for green cards in India and analysts have estimated that about 65 percent of Cognizant's employees in the United States work on H-1B or L-1 visas, or work permits."

    The Reuters article also mentions that they plan to hire 10K people in the US, 750 (or more) in Texas.

    The grant will be $150K.

    I guess there is no need to go that meeting, instead teach class and do research.

     
  • TexasEagle posted at 9:43 am on Mon, Dec 2, 2013.

    TexasEagle Posts: 139

    Loftin is the university president, er mascot, and he isn't even mentioned in the article. Guess he is too busy having his picture taken with students...and being ignored by the Chan/Gov

     
  • Darren Benson posted at 8:12 am on Mon, Dec 2, 2013.

    Darren Benson Posts: 36 Staff

    Lawman,
    The announcement will be at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing on Discovery Drive.

     
  • lawman6 posted at 6:32 am on Mon, Dec 2, 2013.

    lawman6 Posts: 106

    Where is the event? I can't read

     

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