BY STAFF REPORT
Global outsourcing giant Infosys has announced plans to add 200 jobs to its operation in Georgia. The Bngalore, India-based software maker and services provider has identified Atlanta ‘as a strategic hub’ for the company’s growth in the American markets.
The BPO service provider is going to expand its facility in the Cobb County and set up an onshore delivery center to service its North American clients.
The Indian firm, concerned by the growing outcry over offshoring in the American political arena, said it was committed to job creation in the United States.
Infosys said it is working with the local universities and technical colleges to recruit talent and to help improve the education system equipping the students with more market-relevant skills. The company is also making additional investments on training and developing skilled human capital in Atlanta.
Infosys facility in the Cobb County delivers BPO services across financial services, insurance, healthcare, retail and legal process management services.
“It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and the Southeast is a key U.S. region with a number of our important clients. We also are impressed with the highly skilled talent pool available in Atlanta,” said Gautam Thakkar, Vice President and Unit Head, Infosys BPO.
The Infosys USA Foundation recently presented a grant to the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s “Teen Girls in Technology” (TGI Tech) program, which helps middle and high school girls cultivate an interest and competence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).