Infosys, India's second largest IT company, has announced opening a tech and innovation hub in the state of Texas. The company will hire as many as 500 American workers by 2020. The technology hub with prime focus on retail, banking and telecom segment will be located in Richardson, Texas.
The company last year announced setting up of 4 such hubs and employing 10,000 Americans by 2019. Since May 2017, the IT major has hired more than 6,200 locals in the US.
For Infosys' new Texas hub, the company will hunt for its workforce from among recent graduates who earned qualification from the state's universities, colleges and community colleges. Further, the company's statement highlighted that these new hires will benefit from world-class training curriculum of Infosys.
"Infosys' investment in Texas reinforces the company's commitment to drive digital transformation for American enterprises by leveraging local talent alongside the best global talent," the statement said.
"We are excited to announce the expansion of our presence in Texas, which is another important step in our continued investment in driving digital transformation for American businesses," Infosys chief operating officer Pravin Rao said.
Ravi Kumar, President at Infosys, stresses that the company's expansion to Texas will augment its capability to serve clientele by increasing the base of STEM talent in the state as well as offer training in respect of specialized skill set as per the needs of its clients.
The IT major till date has set up two technology and innovation hubs, one in Indianapolis, Indiana and the other in Raleigh, North Carolina.