There have been a handful of rumors the past months about large organizations coming to or expanding their Minneapolis and St Paul offices.
A couple of weeks ago Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal had this article (premium content) Tata to open 300-person office.
While Tata already has a local presence with a sales office and a number of clients this is a large expansion.
In the article I was quoted:
Tata is a well-known name in the IT industry. However, if it plans to predominately hire tech workers, that will shake up the already tight labor market for IT workers, said Paul DeBettignies, vice president of recruiting for Minneapolis-based HireCast Consulting.
Best Buy recently swallowed up a lot of talent when it hired 200 workers for an in-house IT team, he added. “It’s not to say they won’t be able to do it, but the talent pool is only so big.”