The new positions will be in the fields of data engineers, artificial intelligence (AI), and other technology positions.

EXL announced that it would expand on its current workforce of more than 8,000 data scientists and 1,500 experts in generative AI who are creating AI, cloud-enablement, and data integration technologies globally.

EXL has announced a new partnership with University College Dublin (UCD) to expand into Ireland. The Government's Human Capital Initiative will make this partnership possible, which strengthens ties between higher education and business to address future skill needs.

Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach, welcomed the job announcement.

The next generation of talent will benefit greatly from EXL's plans to collaborate with regional research institutions, according to Mr Varadkar, who noted that Ireland is well-positioned to be a hub of innovation in this field.

According to Rohit Kapoor, vice chairman and chief executive of EXL, the company will gain access to a top-tier talent market and a crucial geographic hub for its international operations by increasing its presence in Ireland.

To unleash the transformative power of generative AI, revolutionise industries, and create new business opportunities, Mr. Kapoor said, “We will look to train AI experts in Ireland.”

“Dublin's outstanding talent pool will help us shape the future of technology, igniting innovation and catapulting our clients to the top of the global AI landscape,” says the company.

The collaboration between EXL and UCD has the potential to advance skills in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics, according to Mary Buckley, Executive Director of IDA Ireland.