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Infosys Commits to Create 2,000 Tech Jobs in North Carolina
July 12, 2017
Infosys, a global leader in technology services and consulting with headquarters in India, recently disclosed that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in North Carolina 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 US 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 by the end of two years, with the remainder to be hired in the state by 2021. The first hub, announced in Indiana, will hire 2,000 American workers by 2021 and help boost Indiana's economy.
These new hires will include recent graduates from the state's prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys' world-class training curriculum.
As part of Infosys' commitment to create 2,000 jobs in the state of North Carolina, 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.
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.
Infosys' investment in North Carolina and wider national commitment to hire 10,000 American workers is a natural evolution of the company's three-decade legacy in the United States, and builds on the company's commitment to continuous learning, ecosystem collaboration and focus on achieving breakthrough innovations for clients. This commitment to education also extends to the company's charitable foundation, Infosys Foundation USA.
In North Carolina, the Foundation has provided multiple grants for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools. To date, these grants have reached 2,400 students and 26 schools across the state.
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