Infosys is all set to launch its next technology and innovation hub in Arizona, US, creating jobs for 1,000 people of the state by 2023. This is part of Infosys’ three-phased strategy of first making the business stable in 2018–19, giving a push to the same next year and then accelerating growth the following year.
In 2017, Infosys had declared that it would establish four hubs and hire approx. 10,000 locals in the US by 2019. The Indian IT multinational has already recruited 5,874 American workers till date.
According to an official statement of the Company, the technology and innovation hub at Arizona will be devoted to autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IOT), full-stack engineering, data science and cyber security. Two such hubs have already been set up in Indianapolis, Indiana and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Another hub is expected to be established in Hartford, Connecticut. An exclusive design and innovation hub is also likely to come up in Providence, Rhode Island.
The staff at the Arizona hub will comprise local professionals as well as fresh graduates from the colleges, universities and educational institutions of Arizona. According to Ravi Kumar, president, Infosys, the hub will help improve the association with primary industries in Arizona, such as hi-tech, manufacturing and financial services, and also go a long way in serving Infosys’ customer base across Arizona and southwestern US.
Infosys has been recruiting locally in the US, the UK and Australia in the face of mounting control over work visas by different governments. The Company’s employees’ foundation in the US has also granted funds to beef up classroom technology, and provide computer training to teachers and schools.
Infosys has reached out to over 4.7 million students, 13,000 teachers and 21,000 schools across the US. Of these, more than 7,300 students, 192 teachers and 159 schools are from Arizona itself.