CSX announced that it is outsourcing nearly 140 information technology jobs to a company based in India.
This comes two months after the company hired Stephen Fortune as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Technology Officer. Fortune’s prior experience was chemical engineering and information technology in the oil and gas business, and his most recent position was Chief Information Officer at the global BP group.
CSX is outsourcing these IT jobs to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a subsidiary of the Tata Group, based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. TCS operates in 46 countries with 592,000 employees. The transition is expected to take about six months.
According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, CSX said that TCS will “provide operation, maintenance, and support services for CSX IT systems.” In addition, CSX said “As a result of this change, 137 CSX technology employees in maintenance and support roles will be transitioning from CSX employment and many impacted employees have an opportunity to join TCS and continue to provide support services to our company.”
CSX also said staying abreast of advances and changes in technology is the reason the company decided to engage TCS. The Record further quoted CSX as saying “This strategic decision will ensure CSX remains a transportation industry leader in both technology performance and innovation, as we pursue our goals for safety, service, reliability, and business growth.”
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