The hubs will focus on technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data.
At a time when Indian software companies have come under pressure, with several USA government agencies working to tighten the H-1B visa programme, Bengaluru-based Infosys said on Tuesday it plans to hire 10,000 American workers in the United States over the next two years, and open four technology centres there.
The move probably was noticeable when Infosys and other Indian tech giants such as Wipro Ltd. and Tata Consultancy Services were politically targeted in the United States for supposedly crowding out the jobs of U.S. workers by bringing the foreigners (on temporary visas) to fulfill their clients' service requirement in the country.
Trump has accused outsourcing firms of undercutting American workers and depriving them of jobs by bringing in thousands of Indian tech workers on H-1B visas.
Infosys is the latest IT company to respond to USA president Donald Trump's call to reduce the number of jobs in the United States carried out by non-US citizens or being done offshore, with a commitment to U.S. jobs. As per available data, Infosys in 2014 alone hired close to 3,000 American workers.
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Raj Mehta, founder and chief executive of the local Infosys, has expressed surprise at the lawsuit and said it was "crazy" to think his company was using trademark confusion to poach customers. "Cultivating top local and global talent have always been the core of what Infosys brings to clients". And last month, the USCIS said that computer programmers could no longer be presumed to be eligible for H-1B visas. The company started active talks with IN in late February, Deputy Chief Operating Officer Ravi Kumar told reporters IN Indiana. It is what makes us a leader in times of great change. "That is something we have been working on for the last two and a half years".
For the 10,000 jobs in the United States, Infosys said that they were for experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges. If the company follows current hiring plans, the state will provide up to $31 million in total incentives.
Infosys did not say where the other three tech centres would be located. This is a significant downfall from about 6,500 applications in 2016 and some 9,000 in 2015.
The US is looking to rework the lottery system under which it hands out 65,000 H1-B visas every year. Democrat Senator Zoe Lofgren tabled a Bill to raise the minimum salary of an H-1B worker to $130,000 from the current $60,000.