Under immense pressure for crack-down on H1B visas and President Trump push for creating local jobs in USA, the Indian IT major Infosys said that it plans to create 10,000 new jobs and establish four new technology hub over the next two years in America. “As part of this initiative, Infosys will open four new technology and innovation hubs across USA. The technology hub will focus on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data, said company.
The hub will also be used to serve clients in key industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy. The first hub, which will open in Indiana in August 2017, is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers.
“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.
Infosys will hire experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges in USA to create the talent pools for the future. To ensure that American workers are fully equipped to support clients in the rapid digitisation of all industries, the company will institute training programs in key competencies such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, as well as core technology and computer science skills, said Infosys.
In just the last 3 years, Infosys has renewed this focus by setting up an innovation hub in Silicon Valley. Company said that 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 organizations such as Code.org, CSTA and others to advance the skills development of millions of students.
“Since joining Infosys nearly three years ago, it has been my personal endeavor to help us get much closer to our clients, to co-innovate with them, on their most important business problems,” added Sikka.
“Having lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years, and being a part of the incredible innovation here, I truly believe Infosys can help clients bring innovation more directly into their businesses, as they create and drive their digital transformations. We can achieve this by enhancing our ability to attract and recruit local top talent across the United States, by harnessing the global scale of Infosys, through software and platforms, and by educating and training people in the necessary skills,” he added.