Rabat - The Canadian provider of information technology services, CGI Group Inc., better known as CGI, is set to open its third Moroccan center of excellence in the city of Fez, with a workforce of 400 professionals.
Rabat – The Canadian provider of information technology services, CGI Group Inc., better known as CGI, is set to open its third Moroccan center of excellence in the city of Fez, with a workforce of 400 professionals.
After the success of its two sites in Casablanca and Rabat each of which employs 700 workers, CGI, a leader in providing information technology services, has announced in a communiqué that it intends to create another site in Fez. This location will open later in the year and promises to employ 400 people.
In its communiqué, the firm indicated that it has vacancies for information technology engineers, specializing in infrastructure, support and applications. As with the other two sites, there will be room for both senior and junior consultants in Fez.
The new site in Fez will be housed in a 20-hectar private park called Fez Shore. This business complex was inaugurated in 2012 and offers a wide range of facilities and services for companies and outsourcers.
President of CGI France-Luxembourg-Morocco, Jean- Michel Baticle, said that “by setting up a CGI center of excellence in Fez, we are proud to be part of the local economic dynamics as the first major DSC [digital services company] to welcome new talent.”
CGI was founded in 1976 and is still headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Since its inception, its grown to be a world leader as an IT service provider, employing tens of thousands of people across the globe. CGI’s client base covers a wide range of industries and markets.
In keeping with a long-standing tradition for CGI, it seeks to help develop the communities into which it settles. Fez promises to be no different. Aside from the vacancies the company offers for Moroccan degree-holders, the company is also hoping to sign partnerships with the University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez and the INSA Toulouse School to offer a number of internship for their students.
“From our three centers of excellence, we will continue to form privileged partnerships with universities and engineering schools, in order to attract more and more students,” added CGI’s Baticle.
CGI works with a variety of firms in different sectors, such as energy, mass distribution, aeronautics or the banking sector. It enjoys a strong growth rate and has nearly 78,000 employees across the world.