Executives with CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm, joined members of the New Brunswick Pathways in Technology Early College High School program on April 6 to unveil the company’s new 11,500-square-foot office in downtown New Brunswick. — Courtesy: CGI
By Joshua Burd
A global IT and business consulting services firm has opened the doors to its new 11,500-square-foot office in downtown New Brunswick.
The publicly traded company, CGI, will use the space at 120 Albany St. as its main office in New Jersey. The new location also centralizes its operations in the state, while allowing it to meet growing client demand in the region.
“CGI is pleased to establish a location in New Brunswick and join a community that has a rich history in technology innovation and education. New Brunswick is home to the New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub and is bringing together academic leaders, innovative startups and corporate pioneers,” said Mike Reagan, senior vice president at CGI, referring to a sprawling campus now under construction in the downtown. “We look forward to expanding our business relationships with financial services, manufacturing, retail and state and local government clients, collaborating with New Jersey’s education institutions on mentorship and intern programs, and helping support the innovation economy in New Jersey.”
CGI, which currently has more than 250 employees in the region, said the new office also includes collaborative space to foster its mentorship programs, including its work with the New Brunswick Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, or PTECH. Student participants from the STEM-based, public-private partnership were also in attendance at an April 6 ribbon-cutting for the space, as was the school’s principal and founder, Michael W. Fanelli.
“CGI has been an important industry partner in the PTECH program,” Fanelli said. “Having CGI in New Brunswick will enable PTECH students to have direct access to valuable advice and mentorship as they pursue careers in the technology sector.”
The company noted that its new space reflects New Jersey’s rich history in technology innovation, with rooms named after the likes of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Beatrice Alice Hicks, who was the first woman engineer hired by Western Electric.