NEW DELHI, INDIA – Infosys, the second largest software services company in India, is set to build its newest innovation hub in North Carolina. The said hub is expected to employ 2,000 American workers by the year 2021.
In July 2017, Infosys announced its goal to build a new technology hub in North Carolina. The software services firm aims to employ a total of 10,000 United States (US) locals for its operation by 2021.
The said move is also part of the company’s way of helping the various US locals affected by the Trump administration’s decision regarding the unfair outsourcing of workers,which led to the State’s increasing unemployment.
Infosys aims to have a total of four centers. The first one will be in Indiana as per their May 2017 announcement. The software services company is looking forward to starting their new hub in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the first quarter of 2018.
Infosys’ North Carolina innovation hub will occupy a building that measures 60,000 sq. ft. The company has set a goal of hiring the first 500 workers in the first two years. The hub will them work to hire the remainder of the 2,000 target employees in 2021.
Collectively, all four centers will have a total of 10,000 US local employees. Currently, Infosys has already hired almost 1,200 American workers.
Ravi Kumar, President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Infosys, states that the company’s newest North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub’s main focus is to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions in today’s artificial intelligence (AI), data and advanced analytics, machines, cloud, and big data.
In addition, the technology and innovation spearheaded by the hubs will soon be able to assist clients in the fields of Information Technology (IT), advanced manufacturing sectors, clean technology, and life sciences. Infosys’s strategy to employ local US workers is the answer to the company’s visa-related battle against the state since sending their engineers to the State can be quite costly.