Infosys opens North Carolina Tech Hub

The company announced that it has hired more than 4,700 Americans since early 2017, including nearly 500 in North Carolina, as part of the company’s campaign to hire 10,000 American. Reuters file photo

Country’s second largest IT services company Infosys on Thursday inaugurated its Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In addition, the company announced that it has hired more than 4,700 Americans since early 2017, including nearly 500 in North Carolina, as part of the company’s campaign to hire 10,000 American.

As the crackdown on the H-1B visas gathered momentum in 2017, after Donald Trump’s election as US President, the IT major has decided to increase its focus on local hiring.
The tech hub is expected to help Infosys work more closely with clients in the region to develop cross-functional solutions to pressing business challenges in such areas as machine learning, artificial intelligence, user experience and advanced digital technologies, including big data and cloud.

The hub will also train, upskill and reskill Infosys and client employees in the technologies required to help American businesses accelerate their digital transformations, according to the company.

“Supported by academic institutions in North Carolina and around the country, the Hub allows us to co-locate, co-innovate and co-create alongside our clients and build on our passion for creating the next generation of top U.S. technology talent through world-class education and training. We are delighted to establish our presence here in North Carolina, which is already home to a highly skilled technology workforce and strong higher education ecosystem and thank Governor Roy Cooper for his support,” Infosys CEO Salil Parekh said.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said that he is happy with the company’s progress in the tech hub. “Just over a year ago, Infosys committed to creating 2,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs in the Tar Heel State. The company is making strong progress towards that hiring target and, perhaps even more importantly, Infosys’ commitment to workforce development is helping to create new expertise in North Carolina and prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future,” Cooper said.

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