Infosys to open tech hub in Texas

Infosys to open tech hub in Texas

IT major, Infosys has announced that it will open its next technology and innovation hub in Texas and hire 500 American workers in the state by 2020.

The Hub will be located in Richardson, Texas and have a special focus on the telecommunications, retail and banking sectors, the company said.

The project comes at a time when Bengaluru-based IT major has committed to hire 10,000 American workers as part of its local hiring initiative. Infosys has hired over 6,200 American workers since May 2017.

The new Texas employees will include recent graduates from the state’s colleges, universities and community colleges who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys’ world-class training curriculum, the company said.

“The Texas Technology and Innovation Hub represents a key milestone in Infosys’ digital transformation campaign for the Americas,” said the company. 

Building on the strength of its existing Texas network of skilled professionals, the company expects that the Texas Technology and Innovation Hub will facilitate greater collaboration with clients in the region.

To date, IT services firm has opened two Technology and Innovation Hubs -- one in Indianapolis, Indiana and another in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has also announced additional Technology and Innovation Hubs in Hartford, Connecticut and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, Rhode Island.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our presence in Texas, which is another important step in our continued investment in driving digital transformation for American businesses,” said Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys.

“Infosys’ expanded investment in Texas is fantastic news for our state and will provide Texans with the training and skills they need to compete in today’s technology-driven economy,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.