Infosys Hiring 500 Americans Under Re-skilling Plan; Will Hire 25,000 In US Overall
Infosys intends to recruit 500 more workers in Rhode Island, US by 2023.
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Infosys To Hire More Workers This Year?
Earlier this month, the company had announced plans to add to its workforce 12,000 American workers over the next two years in the US. Infosys said in a statement that these new recruitments will be a part of Infosys’ broader workforce commitment. By this, the work commitment will go up to 25,000 roles.
Last year, Infosys inaugurated its Digital Innovation and Design Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
The new recruitment is ‘aimed at re-skilling workers who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic’, the company said in a statement.
The training will commence with an aptitude and skills testing, followed by specialized job-specific skills training, and finally ending with matching the recruits with available positions, the Bengaluru-based company added.
The new recruits will fill various tech-related job profiles.
In 2017, Infosys had committed to hiring 10,000 workers in the country over 2 years and is responsible for creating 13,000 jobs in the US to date.
This development comes at a time when the Trump administration has placed a number of restrictions around work visas to create employment opportunities for Americans.
What Does Infosys and US Government Have to Say?
In the past 3 years, Infosys has started 6 ‘Technology and Innovation Centers’ across the country in Indiana, North Carolina, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Texas, and Arizona.
Infosys President Ravi Kumar said, “Rhode Island’s strong leadership, positive business climate, and innovative spirit are exactly what Infosys looks for in a host community. We are excited to increase our commitment to the State and continue nurturing design-focused specialists, as well as tech talent to serve the needs of our clients in the US.”
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said Infosys has been a critical partner to Rhode Island. She said, “I’m grateful for their contributions to our state, including this commitment to 500 additional tech jobs by 2023, recent work to launch the ‘CRUSH COVID RI’ application that is helping get the pandemic under control, and participation in Back to Work RI.”