As part of the initiative, the company will open four new technology and innovation hubs across the country focussing on cutting-edge technology.
Infosys plans to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. As part of this initiative, the company will open four new technology and innovation hubs across the country focussing on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data.
The four hubs will not only have technology and innovation as focus areas, but will closely serve clients in key industries, such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy and more. The first hub, which will open in Indiana in August this year, is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers and will help boost Indiana’s economy.
“Infosys is committed to hiring 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years to help invent and deliver the digital futures for our clients in the United States,” said Vishal Sikka, chief executive officer, Infosys.
“Learning and education, along with cultivating top local and global talent, have always been the core of what Infosys brings to clients; it is what makes us a leader in times of great change. 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,” he added.
At the same time, said Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, “It’s so good to welcome Infosys to Indiana, and to expand our growing tech ecosystem with the addition of their estimated 2,000 Hoosier jobs. Indiana continues to put the tools in place, such as the Next Level Trust Fund, and incentivising direct flights, that allow us to attract and retain great companies, such as Infosys.”
In filling these jobs, Infosys will hire experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges, to create the talent pools for the future. To ensure that American workers are fully equipped to innovate and support clients in the rapid digitisation of all industries and consistent with Infosys’ over 35 year-long commitment to the United States, the company will institute training programmes in key competencies, such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, as well as core technology and computer science skills.
This development comes as part of Infosys’ continued legacy of a three-decade long investment across the US. In just the last three years, Infosys has renewed this focus by setting up an innovation hub in Silicon Valley—a unique and open environment that encourages new ways of working, collaborating, thinking and delivering breakthrough next-generation project to clients.
Infosys pursues its mission of inspiring children, young adults and educators to become creators of technology, through its charitable foundation, Infosys Foundation USA. Since 2015, more than 134,000 students, over 2,500 teachers and almost 2,500 schools across America have benefited from high-quality computer science training and classroom equipment funded by Infosys Foundation USA. The Foundation also partners with organisations, such as Code.org, CSTA and others to advance the skills development of millions of students.