Infosys announced that it would open its US Education Centre in Indianapolis, which would train American workers and create an additional 1,000 jobs.
The announcement comes a year after the IT major announced that it would establish an innovation hub in Indianapolis. In total, Infosys would create 3,000 new jobs in the state. The US Education Center of Infosys spans over 125,000 square feet at an unused terminal of the former international airport of Indianapolis.
Ravi Kumar, President Infosys observed that the center will deepen roots of Infosys in Indiana as the IT major had made an announcement of committing 2,000 American workers in Indiana. This center would add another 1,000 local American employees in the state.
He added, “We have announced additional technology and innovation hubs in North Carolina, Connecticut and if one of its kind design hub in Rhode Island. We have announced educational partnerships with Perdue, North Carolina community college system, and we’re continuing to bear on bridging the skills gap in the United States.”
Since last May, Infosys has hired 4,000 American workers out of the 10,000 it plans in the next few years. The decision to hire 10,000 workers and set up four technology and innovation hubs was in lines with President Donald Trump’s focus on local job creation. Last month, the Bengaluru based IT major had also announced its plan to set up a technology and innovation hub in Hartford, Connecticut. This was the third hub to be set up by Infosys after the Indiana and North Carolina hub.
Interestingly, just this week it was reported that the Trump administration is planning to propose to end giving work permits to the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work legally in the US.
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