IT outsourcing firm Infosys said Tuesday it plans to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. The company will open four new Technology and Innovation Hubs across the country focusing on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data, it said.
“Infosys is committed to hiring 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years to help invent and deliver the digital futures for our clients in the United States,” said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys.
This announcement follows Trump’s executive order requiring a clamp down on the abuse of the H-1B visa program, which Infosys heavily relies on to import foreign IT workers.
The IT firm said it will hire experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges, to fill the positions. The company will also institute training programs in key competencies such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, as well as core technology and computer science skills to ensure that American workers are fully equipped to innovate and support clients in the rapid digitization of all industries.