As a Global Company, Cisco Hires Around the World
In the last several days, there have been several erroneous reports in the press, both in North America and internationally, regarding Cisco’s employment and hiring activities in India and the United States, suggesting that we have laid off workers in the U.S. and moved those jobs to India. This is not true. As an industry leader, our moves into a market or geographic area are watched very closely. We thank people for their interest in our innovative technology and who and where we hire, however, we must state for the record that we have not laid off workers in the United States to move jobs anywhere. In 2001, as a result of the economic downtown, we had a reduction in force, but nothing since.We are committed to our presence in the US and we have hired almost 8000 employees here over the last two years, representing more than 50% of our total employment growth overall. In fact, we recently expanded our facilities at our San Jose, California headquarters to accommodate that growth and continue to invest in facilities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and other areas. We now have 56,790 employees worldwide. For an industry leader like Cisco, cost has never been the biggest factor in hiring or growing; quality of talent and potential for innovation has always been the primary driver. There is great opportunity in India as in other developing nations and we are committed to expanding our work force around the world to allow us to continue to grow our business. We have recently established a Global Center in Bangalore and have several senior executives based in that facility as a testament to the importance of the market. As one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, we thank you for your interest in Cisco. If you are interested in a career at Cisco, please visit our jobs site and see what we have available around the world.