“The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub is part of Infosys’ investment in the future of the US tech workforce and will focus on delivering cutting-edge solutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and advanced analytics, cloud and big data,” said Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer, Infosys.
The firm is replicating its successful India model in the US of hiring fresh college graduates, training them in an intensive course and deputing them on projects, it said.
The new hires in North Carolina will include recent graduates from the state’s network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals.
As part of Infosys’ commitment to create 2,000 jobs in the state, the company is partnering with the North Carolina Community College System to create a customised program designed to train the workforce.
“Innovation, technology, and education are part of who we are as North Carolinians, and along the course of this project, Infosys
leaders have found that to be the case every step of the way,” said Governor Roy Cooper.
Besides the skill enhancing initiatives, IT major’s charitable foundation, Infosys Foundation has provided multiple grants in North Carolina for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools. To date, these grants have benefited 4,220 students across 82 schools, involving 92 teachers, it said.