Infosys is investing in the midwest region of US to support its clients in the area including Harley-Davidson. (PTI file photo)
Indian IT bellwether Infosys Tuesday said it plans to hire almost 2,000 people in the US by the end of this year.
"Infosys hired 1,200 people in US in 2011, and has already added more than 1,000 employees in the country this year. Total US recruitment is expected to close to 2,000 by the end of 2012," the company said in a regulatory filing.
The company also said that it plans to expand its network in US with a new delivery centre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will provide end-to-end technology, consulting and system integration service and will also house a training centre.
Infosys is investing in the midwest region of US to support its clients in the area including Harley-Davidson.
Harley-Davidson's contract with Infosys provides a range of technology services including applications management, infrastructure support and hosting services.
"It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and Midwest is the key region with a number of our important clients," said Ashok Vemuri, head of the America and member of the board at Infosys.
"We welcome Harley-Davidson as our lead client at the new Wisconsin centre and look forward to servicing additional customers from this location providing innovative technology and consulting solutions as we help build tomorrow's enterprises," he added.
The Milwaukee facility joins the existing 17 locations in the US that Infosys has opened as part of its local job creation commitment. The new Wisconsin centre initially will house 125 posts including the positions to migrate from Harley-Davidson.
"The engagement with Infosys is a part of Harley-Davidson's overall realignment of its internal information services and technology capability," said David Cotteleer, Harley-Davidson vice-president and chief information officer.
"Given the rapidly changing IT landscape, a strategic partner can more effectively provide technology related services in many areas, including data network engineering and data centre operations," he added.
The new Wisconsin centre will be operational later this year.