Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers in two years

infosys-job-in-technologyTechnology outsourcing company Infosys is planning to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years.

The Bangalore, India-based Infosys will open four new Technology and Innovation Hubs across the US focusing on technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data.

Infosys did not reveal its investment plans in the US market.

Infosys serves enterprise clients in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy and more.

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 of Infosys.

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.

The IT 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.

Since 2015, more than 134,000 students, over 2,500 teachers and 2,500 schools across America have benefited from 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.

NASSCOM, Indian IT industry’s apex organisation, last month said that TCS and Infosys got only 8.8 percent of the H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States.

Of the six Indian IT companies, software majors Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys received 7,504 H-1B visas in FY 2015, which is 8.8 percent of the total H-1B visas.

NASSCOM’s clarification was in response to a US official accusing top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering majority of the H-IB visas, by applying more in the lottery system.

Only six Indian IT firms were among the top 20 recipients of the H-1B visas in fiscal 2015 for their professionals to work in the US, said Nasscom.

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