Infosys to set up innovation hub in North Carolina, hire 2,000 Americans

India's second largest software services Firm Infosys today said it will set up a technology and innovation hub in Raleigh in North Carolina, where it is expected to hire 2,000 American workers by 2021. In July, Infosys had announced it will set up a center in North Carolina as part of its plan to hire a total of 10,000 locals For its US operations in the next two years.
The move was also seen as a bid to woo the Trump administration that has been critical of outsourcing Firms For “unfairly” taking jobs away From the US workers. The First of the Four centers located in Indiana was announced in May this year. The company plans to hire the First 500 workers in Raleigh innovation hub within two years, with the remainder to be hired in the state by 2021, it added. Towards its plan of hiring 10,000 people over two years, the company has already hired close to 1,200 American workers, Infosys said.
“The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub... will Focus on delivering cutting-edge solutions in artificial intelligence (Al), machine learning, data and advanced analytics, cloud and big data,” Infosys President and Deputy COO Ravi Kumar said. He added that the centre will help to serve clients in IT, life sciences, clean technology and advanced manufacturing sectors in a better manner.