IT company’s $27M investment to create 300-plus jobs at new Knoxville location


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – State and local leaders announced Friday that global IT and business consulting company CGI, Inc. will invest millions into new operations in Knoxville.

CGI selected Knox County for its eighth IT delivery center in the U.S., where it will invest $27 million and create 300 jobs over the next five years. The company will partner with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to build a talent pipeline focused on advanced analytics, cybersecurity and digital transformation through emerging technologies by engaging business and engineering students.

“We are proud to announce the establishment of a new IT delivery center in Knoxville that will create local jobs, engage regional educators, support area workforce development, and provide opportunities for the community’s students, graduates and professionals. After a competitive and wide-ranging search, CGI selected Knoxville based on a number of factors – most notably access to talent and a strong culture of innovation within the Knoxville area and the state of Tennessee.”

Dave Henderson, CGI President of U.S. Commercial and State Government Operations

CGI will seek job candidates with software development, business analytics and other in-demand technology skills beginning March 2021. Interested candidates can visit to learn more.

While new brick-and-mortar investment is always appreciated, even more welcome are the 300 new jobs being created and the unique opportunities that will enrich our students and young professionals.”

Knoxville MAyor Indya Kincannon

“Knox County is committed to creating opportunities for everyone to thrive in an engaged and vibrant community by focusing on jobs, education and recreation. Further, we are committed to attracting and keeping good-paying jobs—like those CGI will provide—for our growing workforce and ensuring that all businesses feel supported by and connected to our community.”

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

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