Infosys to hire 10,000 Americans, set up 4 technology hubs in US

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 May 2017 08:48:43


Information Technology (IT) firm Infosys will hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years and open four centres in the US in a bid to woo the Trump administration, which has been critical of outsourcing firms for unfairly taking jobs away from US workers. The first of the four innovation centres for new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will open in August in Indiana, the home state of US Vice-President Mike Pence. The centre is expected to create 2,000 jobs for American workers by 2021, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka told PTI.

Infosys, which employs about 2,00,000 people globally, will expand its local hiring in the US as it battles visa curbs imposed by the Trump administration that has made sending engineers to the US costly. The move would also mean increase in labour costs for the company in the US.

The location of other three centres will be decided over the next few months. These hubs will not only train people on technology and innovation but also help in working closely with clients in key industries like financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and energy.