Infosys announced that it will open its North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh. This innovation Hub is expected to hire 2,000 American workers by 2021.
The new hub, which will open in early 2018, will occupy 60,000 square feet in a new facility in Raleigh and has the capacity to house 500 workers representing another step forward in the company’s previous announcement to hire American workers in the country. 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.
“Innovation, technology, and education are part of who we are as North Carolinians, and along the course of this project, Infosys leaders have found that to be the case every step of the way. Our top-flight workforce, commitment to education, and exceptional quality of life help businesses of all sizes recruit and retain excellent employees,” cites,Governor Roy Cooper.
“The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub is part of Infosys’ investment in the future of the U.S. tech workforce and will focus on delivering cutting-edge solutions in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data and advanced analytics, cloud and big data,” added,Ravi Kumar, President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys. “The Hub, located in the innovation incubator of Raleigh, will support the development of co-created solutions for our valued clients in North Carolina and the surrounding region. Attracting and retaining a skilled and motivated workforce is crucial to Infosys, and the new Tech Hub—along with the robust training program we are developing with the North Carolina Community College System and proximity to tier-one research universities—will expand Infosys’ existing North Carolina network to better serve clients in the IT, life sciences, clean technology and advanced manufacturing sectors.”
It is expected the move will create around 10,000 jobs over 2 years, the company has already hired close to 1,200 American workers.
“The City of Raleigh welcomes Infosys as a key member of our community, further bolstering Raleigh’s already strong technology economy, which has seen technology jobs grow at a rate more than double the national average over the last five years. The partnership between our city and Infosys will boost innovation and benefit businesses, schools, and workforce development in the area and we are excited to pursue this work together,” comments,Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.
New hires will include recent graduates from the state’s prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from up skilling through Infosys’ world-class training curriculum. As part of Infosys’ commitment to grow 2,000 jobs in the state of North Carolina, the company is partnering with the North Carolina Community College System to create a customized program designed to train the workforce of the future.
“Infosys is looking to maximize the benefits of the North Carolina Community College’s Customized Training Program. To that end, Wake Technical Community College is developing a comprehensive up skilling program, in partnership with Infosys, to train the workforce of the future. We plan to include pre-employment training, where candidates experience a short-term realistic job preview, as well as extensive post-employment training that will focus on technical and soft skills. The program will be developed as a joint effort between representatives from Infosys and Wake Tech and will ensure success for the company and the employees,”said, Maureen Little, Vice President of Economic Development, North Carolina Community College System.
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