Infosys to Hire 500 Workers at Rhode Island Hub In U.S.
Infosys will hire design architects and technical experts at its Design and Innovation Hub at Rhode Island.
Infosys will establish a Design and Innovation hub at Rhode Island in the United States, the Indian software company has announced. It will hire 500 American workers from the state over the next five years as part of a multi-year partnership with the state.
“We are excited to welcome Infosys to Rhode Island,” Governor Gina Raimondo said 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.”
Infosys President Ravi Kumar said in a statement that the move will enhance the company’s ability to provide design-driven, digital technologies across the country and enable breakthrough innovations at the intersection of industry and design for their clients. “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,” he said.
At the beginning of 2017, the technology giant had vowed to hire 10,000 American workers in the next two years. It has been working towards achieving this goal and has invested in technology and innovation hubs in various states like Indianapolis, Indiana and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Infosys will hire experienced designers, design architects, specialists in information design and technical experts at Rhode Island, which is also home to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design.
The technology firm says that more than 4.7 million students, 13,000 teachers, and 21,000 schools across the United States have benefited from computer science training and equipment funded through the Infosys Foundation USA. In Rhode Island alone, it has given grants to 930 students, 20 teachers and 18 schools. The Rhode Island center is the third of four innovation and technology hubs Infosys wants to start.
In September, they had announced the North Carolina hub, where 2,000 American workers will be hired in the next four years. The focus in these hubs will be on advanced technologies in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and advanced analytics, cloud computing, and big data management.