Infosys to build employee training and residential centre in Indiana

Infosys to build employee training and residential centre in Indiana
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18 Nov, 2019

Bengaluru-based digital services and IT consulting firm Infosys has hired over 500 American workers at its Indianapolis technology and innovation center since March 2018.

The company says it is now building a US Education Center for Infosys employees, which will act as a training institute and a residential centre for its future employees.

Infosys hosted Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, along with local leaders for a beam signing ceremony for the construction of the center, which is built on an old  55-acre  airport terminal.

Infosys claims to have worked with worked with 50 clients at the Indianapolis center so far, including 10 local companies.

 “Located at the heart of America, Indiana is home to a highly skilled and talented workforce and a rich higher education ecosystem,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys. 

The Purdue University in Indianapolis has enrolled close to 250 associates from Infosys for cybersecurity up skilling and cross-skilling experiences course. The company is also hiring individuals from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana in order to bridge the technology skills gap in the US. 

Infosys had recently opened a digital innovation centre in Dusseldorf, Germany to strengthen its presence in Europe. .

Similar to the Indianapolis centre, Dusseldorf centre will aid in working with clients more closely and better support their digital transformation journeys. The innovation centre will work on areas such as cloud-based services, internet of things (IoT), 5G, artificial intelligence (AL) and machine learning (ML).

The company seems to be on an aggressive innovation center expansion of sorts, as it recently opened a new Arizona Technology and Innovation center at Phoenix, Arizona. Infosys also said that it plans to hire close to 1000 employees from Arizona by 2023.