The newly elected of United States, Donald Trump, has apparently succeeded in making software companies dance to his tune.
Infosys, the bellwether of Indian software Industry, has announced that it will create 10,000 new jobs in the United States over the next two years.
Infosys will set up four technology and innovation hubs in the United States which will work in the area of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The first of these hubs, to be opened in Indiana, is likely to be operational by August.
“A strong desire by the president and administration to hire more locally and make things locally, and that’s something we deeply support,” Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys, was quoted as saying in the Times of India.
Sikka added that part of the reason for local employment was the rapid change in technology. The CEO said that Infosys’ success would depend on rapid and agile implementation of plans for which local hiring is a sine qua non. He added that the new hiring will add more local talent in its US business and thus help the organization.
“In the fast-changing world of today, we need the ability to be local. We need to be trusted by our customers as being local,” Sikka maintained.
The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to revamp the US visa program with the objective of providing employment to locals. The US administration has hailed Infosys’s decision and claimed that the country’s pro-growth economic agenda was on course.