Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh, NC and hire 2,000 American workers in the state by 2021.
This investment reinforces Infosys’ commitment, announced in May 2017, to open four Technology and Innovation Hubs in the U.S. and hire 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years. The announcement of the new hub in North Carolina marks the second key milestone in Infosys’ strategy to help drive American innovation and create the next-generation of American innovators. The company plans to hire the first 500 of these 2,000 North Carolina workers within two years, with the remainder to be hired by 2021. The first hub, announced in Indiana, will hire 2,000 American workers by 2021.
These new hires will include recent graduates from North Carolina’s colleges, universities, and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys’ training curriculum. As part of Infosys’ commitment to create 2,000 jobs in the state, Infosys is partnering with the North Carolina community college system to create a customized program designed to train the workforce of the future. North Carolina is also contributing a $3 million grant towards upskilling these workers.
“It is our endeavor, and our passion, to be a leader in boosting American innovation in the transformation of core industries, and to help create the next generation of American innovators and entrepreneurs through world-class education and training,” said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys. “This is absolutely critical as we help our U.S. clients, and every client, renew their core businesses and simultaneously innovate into new breakthrough areas, while empowering employees through learning and education.
“To this end, North Carolina was a clear partner for us, and we are really excited to announce one of the largest jobs commitments ever in North Carolina state history,” Sikka continued. “With a talented technology workforce focused increasingly on progressive fields such as advanced manufacturing and clean technology, a diverse economy strong in financial services and life sciences, and a rich talent pool drawn from North Carolina’s many top universities, research institutions and community colleges, these graduates and experienced professionals will leverage AI, machine learning, analytics, cloud, and more, to drive the transformation of core American industries such as aerospace, banking, biotech, and energy.”
“North Carolina’s central role in technology innovation makes our state a perfect fit for Infosys,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Our world-class universities and our high-tech workers drive growth and attract companies from around the world that are looking to innovate.”
The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub is part of Infosys’ investment in the future of the U.S. tech workforce and will focus on cutting-edge areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data. The Hub will enable the company to more closely serve valued clients within North Carolina and the surrounding region, where increasing demand for co-innovation, requires skilled technology talent to be at zero distance to the customer. This investment also enables Infosys to build on the strength of its existing North Carolina network of highly skilled professionals. The Hub will facilitate greater collaboration and advancement in key North Carolinian industries such as financial services, information technology, life sciences, clean technology, advanced manufacturing and more.
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