In­fosys plans to hire 10,000 Amer­i­can work­ers

New Straits Times - - Business -

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.

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