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Infosys Launches New Innovation Center in North Carolina

Global IT services giant Infosys has unveiled a technology and innovation hub in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company’s fourth of its kind in the United States.

The new facility will house Infosys employees, professors, and technology experts who will re-skill staff members for both Infosys and its clients.

Infosys says the hub will help it work more closely with clients in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and cloud.

The Indian company’s other tech hubs in the United States are in Indianapolis, Indiana; Hartford, Connecticut; and Providence, Rhode Island. They all cropped up in the last year and a half, after the company vowed to create 10,000 new jobs for Americans by 2022.

Infosys has taken on board 500 people in North Carolina, where its total headcount will likely increase to 2,000. The company also reported that it has hired more than 4,700 Americans for its offices across the country since March 2017.

“Infosys’ commitment to workforce development is helping to create new expertise in North Carolina and prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future,” stated Governor Roy Cooper.

North Carolina has reportedly awarded Infosys nearly US$25 million in state grants in exchange for a commitment to open the hub and create jobs for local residents.

Considering the comments from the company’s CEO Salil Parekh, the IT provider has sought cooperation from local academic institutes and universities to bolster the talent pool.

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“Supported by academic institutions in North Carolina and around the country, the Hub allows us to co-locate, co-innovate, and co-create alongside our clients and build on our passion for creating the next generation of top U.S. technology talent through world-class education and training,” said Parekh.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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