In keeping with what the company had envisioned for global plans, Infosys has decided to establish an Infosys Design and Innovation Hub at US state of Rhode Island. The company will also hire about 500 American workers in the area over the next five years, as reported by media.
The new hires in Rhode Island will include experienced designers, design architects, specialists in information design and technical experts to service clients in Rhode Island and beyond. This partnership also offers a unique platform to nurture specialist design talent at scale to serve the growing demand for design-driven digital skills across industries, Infosys said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Infosys had announced an addition of 10,000 American jobs and setting up four technology and innovation hubs over the next two years abroad – the company had already set up the technology and innovation Hub in Indiana and North Carolina, and they are already planning to hire 2000 Americans by 2021.
Today’s partnership with Rhode Island marks another important step forward for Infosys in the United States. The state’s educational institutions, design-rich environment, and economic development tools, positioned Rhode Island competitively for this type of specialist partnership,” said Ravi Kumar, President of Infosys.
Infosys said it has been making rapid progress and is on target to reach the 10,000 hires mark, and is investing in Technology and Innovation Hubs in Indianapolis, Indiana and Raleigh, North Carolina.
“We are excited to welcome Infosys to Rhode Island,” said Governor Gina Raimondo in a statement. “Because of our investments in higher education and job training at CCRI and other institutions across the state, Rhode Islanders are well-equipped and well-prepared to compete for these good paying jobs. Infosys joins a growing local market of innovative, advanced industry companies that have chosen to plant a flag in Rhode Island.”
The Hub will offer early-career designers and design graduates unique training opportunities with in-demand digital skills including exposure to systems, platforms, strategy and organisation domains to make them more employable. “This will enhance our ability to provide design-driven, digital technologies across the country and enable breakthrough innovations at the intersection of industry and design for our clients,” Added Kumar.