1. Boost to Trump: White House welcomes Infosys move to hire 10,000 Americans

Boost to Trump: White House welcomes Infosys move to hire 10,000 Americans

The White House has welcomed the announcement by global software major Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers in the next two years, calling it a "political victory".

By: | Washington | Published: May 3, 2017 5:03 PM
The first hub will open in the midwestern state of Indiana in August and is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers. (Reuters)

Infosys on Tuesday announced that it would hire 10,000 American workers in the next two years and would set up four technology and innovation hubs across North America to focus on cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data.

The first hub will open in the midwestern state of Indiana in August and is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers. “The hubs will have technology and innovation focused areas and serve clients in key industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and energy,” said the firm in a statement.

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The White House characterised the Infosys announcement as a political victory, pointing to it as further evidence that companies are renewing investment in the US as a result of the Trump administration’s “pro-growth economic agenda”.

Clients in the US contribute about 60 per cent of the company’s software export revenue per year. “We are committed to hiring 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years to help invent and deliver the digital futures for our clients in the US,” said Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka in the statement.

The $10.3-billion company will hire experienced professionals as well as recent graduates from major universities and local and community colleges to create talent pools for the future.

The decision to ramp up local hiring by Indian IT majors like Infosys, TCS and Wipro comes also in light of Trump’s order to ensure that H-1B visas were awarded to the most skilled and highly-paid.

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    Roshini Ranjan
    May 3, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    infosys said it will hire 10,000 Americans in next two years Infosys is going to build project centre in Indiana, why Infosys is not selecting India as the place for this project, Now MNC has chosen new ways to put down India, If its any other important valuable point can infosys explain to us.
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