Infosys starts localisation drive in Australia

The company has committed to creating 1,200 jobs in Australia, spread over three innovation hubs by 2020. Reuters File Photo

Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys has started its localisation drive in Australia, after initiating a similar drive in the US.

The company has committed to creating 1,200 jobs in the country, spread over three innovation hubs by 2020.

Senior Vice President for Australia and New Zealand at Infosys, Andrew Groth was joined by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Karen Andrews, at Infosys’ North Sydney office to announce a range of initiatives to meet the nation’s ever-growing demand for digital expertise.

Of 1,200 jobs created, around 40% will be Australian university graduates from a range of fields including Computer Science and Design.

The company is also strengthening its academic partnerships to attract top graduate talent and accelerate digital skill building in Australia.

Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, said, “I welcome Infosys’ decision to create 1200 IT jobs in Australia by 2020. It’s a great vote of confidence in our economy and the Coalition Government’s commitment to jobs of the future, that a company of Infosys’ global standing would make this kind of investment here”.

The move comes on a day when President of India, Ramnath Kovind has arrived in the city here, and a day before AFR India Business Summit. Officials in New South Wales government have confirmed that Infosys representatives will be also present at the summit.

Andrew Groth, Senior Vice President for Australia and New Zealand, Infosys, said, “The expansion of our Australian team, together with our planned Innovation Hubs are very important as we help navigate our clients in their digital journey by simultaneously renewing their core business systems and building new solutions to realise growth.

The new Innovation Hubs will serve as a platform to enable Infosys to co-create and co-innovate alongside clients, academia and government to accelerate innovation and upskilling of talent in emerging technologies and solutions.

This approach is exceptive provide Infosys with a strong foundation to meet rising demand for expertise in areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), user experience, cybersecurity, digital platforms, big data and cloud.

"The Australian Government welcomes foreign investment which helps to create jobs. We would welcome Infosys’ investment in Australia," a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade official told DH.

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