Indian multinational information technology company, Infosys, will hire 12,000 workers in the US, locally, by 2022. By stepping up efforts in that direction, the Company hopes to have an employee base of 25,000 in the US in the next five years. The IT major will focus on local hiring, globally, so that it is able to become an integral part of the local ecosystem.
Three years ago, the Company had committed to employing 10,000 locals in two years’ time and had even overachieved that target, by creating 13,000 jobs. In fact, in 2020, a good 78 per cent of its senior managers are locals. Since 2017, it has opened six technology and innovation centres across Arizona, Rhode Island, Indiana, Connecticut, North Carolina and Texas
Now, the Company seeks to employ an additional 12,000 workers by 2022 in multiple roles.
Employment opportunities will be available to freshers as well as experienced professionals from major universities and colleges. Given the visa restrictions imposed by the US, many Indian multinationals have resorted to hiring more locals so that they do not have to depend on the H-1B visa.
The Company has many training and reskilling programmes in place in collaboration with partners. As part of its Reskill and Restart initiative, it will employ people who have been deeply affected by the pandemic even if they do not have the standard four-year degree.