Infosys has hired over 7,600 staff in the US – more than three-fourth of its target of recruiting 10,000 American workers in its largest market, PTI reported.
“We have opened five hubs now, we have announced six of them and we have opened five of them and we have hired 2,000 plus school grads – campus hires,” Infosys President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer Ravi Kumar said in a recent investor call.
North America is the largest market for Infosys accounting for 60.4 percent of the revenue, followed by Europe (24.2 percent), rest of the world (12.8 percent) and India (2.6 percent) at the end of December 2018 quarter.
The Bengaluru-based company reported 20.3 percent increase in revenue from operations at Rs 21,400 crore in the said quarter.
Infosys in May 2017 announced that it will set up four technology and innovation hubs and hire about 10,000 locals in the US over a two-year period.
Infosys CEO Salil Parekh, who took over the top job last year, has outlined ‘localisation’, along with strategic investments and enhancing company’s digital capabilities as key areas of this three-year strategic plan. The strategy outlined focussed on stabilising the company’s business in 2018-19, building momentum the next year, followed by acceleration in 2020-21.
Infosys has recruited from campuses, trained them, and then moved them into live projects.
Infosys set up technology and innovation hubs in Indianapolis (Indiana), Raleigh (North Carolina), Hartford (Connecticut), and Phoenix (Arizona). It is also establishing a design and innovation hub in Providence, Rhode Island.
Infosys in November last year said it will set up three innovation hubs in Australia and create 1,200 jobs in the country by 2020.