Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers by 2019

Infosys and some other Indian IT firms have become political targets in the United States for allegedly displacing jobs of American workers.

Published: 02nd May 2017 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2017 05:50 PM   |  A+A-

An employee walks past a signage board in the Infosys campus at the Electronics City IT district in Bangalore, February 28, 2012. | Reuters

By Express News Service

SAN FRANCISCO: In line with its ambition to create local jobs, Infosys on Tuesday announced that it planned to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. 

In a press statement issued from Indianapolis, the company said it would open four new technology and innovation hubs across the U.S. focusing on areas of cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data.

The four hubs would serve clients in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy and more.

The first hub is expected to open in Indiana in August 2017 and is expected to create 2,000 jobs for American workers by 2021, boosting Indiana’s economy, the release stated.

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said the company was planning to do the hiring in the next two years to invent and deliver digital futures for its clients in the United States.

“We are really excited to bring innovation and education in a fundamental and massive way to American workers. New advances in technology – artificial intelligence, in particular – are radically transforming our world, and it is within our reach to learn these new technologies and to be the innovators and entrepreneurs who bring solutions based on these technologies to our clients in all industries.”

Last week, the company announced the launch of a delivery centre in Croatia, which also aimed to create local jobs.  



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