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Infosys to Launch Texas Tech Hub, Hiring 500 Americans

Indian IT services giant Infosys has begun building yet another technology innovation hub in the United States, this time in Richardson, Texas.

The hub, slated to be up and running by 2020, will hire as many as 500 Americans, providing digital services to businesses in the telecom, retail, and banking sectors.

The Bangalore, India-based IT company has already opened two innovation hubs, one in Indianapolis, Indiana and another in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This is a part of Infosys’ May 2017 promise to create 10,000 jobs for Americans, with the company claiming to have created more than 6,200 jobs since the announcement.

Infosys says it will source staff for the hub from local universities and community colleges.

Every new recruit will undergo a training program, with company officials confirming that they will equip every employee with the skills necessary to serve their American clients.

“Texas’ world-class educational institutions are key to Infosys’ workforce development efforts,” said Ravi Kumar, President at Infosys. “Our investment in Texas will further improve our ability to serve clients by broadening the STEM talent pipeline here and provide training for the specialist skills that our clients need.”

Reports say Infosys will receive financial grants from the local government in return for the jobs it is going to create.

The Indian IT major has announced similar tech hubs for Hartford, Connecticut and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as a unique design and innovation center in Providence, Rhode Island.

With the Donald Trump administration tightening immigration laws amid widening shortage in tech talent, Indian IT companies are struggling to keep pace with the demand for their services in the United States.

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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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