Infosys plans to hire 10,000 American workers
BANGALORE: India’s Infosys Ltd said it plans to hire 10,000 American employees in the next two years, following criticism from the Trump administration that the company and other outsourcing firms are unfairly taking jobs away from United States workers.
Infosys, which employs about 200,000 people around the world, will expand its local hiring in the US, while adding research capabilities.
It plans to open four hubs in the country focused on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, with the first location to open in Indiana this year.
That centre is expected to create 2,000 jobs for American workers by 2021, said the Indian multinational corporation.
The moves come after Indian firms have come under attack for using foreign workers in place of American employees.
Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at overhauling the work visa programmes that Infosys and other firms use to bring workers into the country.