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IT consultant Infosys is moving to Arizona and bringing 1,000 new jobs with it

Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, will be opening its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Arizona and hiring 1,000 employees by 2023.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our presence in Arizona and to hire 1,000 workers for technology jobs in the state,” Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys said. “This investment will strengthen our ability to deliver for our clients across Arizona and the Southwest and expand the local workforce to help our clients compete in the rapidly digitizing global economy.”

“The number of jobs Infosys is bringing to Arizona is fantastic news for our citizens, especially given the commitment the company makes to continual training and education in technology,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We are thankful for companies like Infosys who enhance our efforts to prepare the workforce for the future.”

Along with hiring new talent, Infosys will be upskilling local professionals through its “world-class” training curriculum. The company’s investment in Arizona is a continuation of its commitment to “accelerate innovation for American enterprise by amplifying top local talent with the best global talent and to shrink the IT skills gap in the marketplace.”

With two Technology and Innovation Hubs already open in the United States, the Arizona hub will focus on “autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IOT), full-stack engineering, data science and cyber security,” as well as allowing the company to work closely with regional clients to “develop cross-functional solutions to pressing business challenges in such areas as machine learning, artificial intelligence, user experience and advanced digital technologies, including big data and cloud.”

According to Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, “Infosys’ selection of Arizona as the location for a U.S. Technology & Innovation Hub further solidifies our state’s reputation as a tech industry leader. This operation will create a significant number of high-value jobs and focus on advancing emerging technologies.”

In May 2017, Infosys committed to hiring 10,000 American workers. So far, they have added 5,874 and this announcement is a continuation of their commitment.

The company is also committed to boosting United States innovation, closing the IT skills gap, and creating the workforce of the future. Their Infosys Foundation USA has provided computer science training to teachers and schools, as well as classroom technology through multiple grants. According to the company, “to date, more than 4.7 million students; 13,000 teachers and 21,000 schools across America, including over 7,300 students, 192 teachers and 159 schools in Arizona, have benefited from computer science training and classroom equipment funded by Infosys Foundation USA.”

Emily Richardson

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