Infosys, India’s leading IT company announced the opening of an Education Center in Indianapolis, US on Thursday in a bid to train American workers and create around 1,000 new jobs in the city.
US Vice President Mike Pence was present for the announcement, which came one year after the company made public its intentions of setting up an innovation hub in Indianapolis. Infosys aims to create around 3,000 jobs with this initiative in Indianapolis, where Mike Pence previously occupied the position of Governor of the state of Indiana between 2013 to 2017 before being appointed Vice-President of the United States of America by Donald Trump.
Commenting on the announcement, Pence said that Infosys “brings new chapter in the life of the growing Indiana economy.”
He added that the initiative reflects President Donald Trump’s stand on the creation of jobs for Americans and the policies made in this respect. He also took the opportunity to publicly thank the Bengaluru-headquartered company for joining Trump’s agenda on job creation.
The US Educational Center of Infosys will be located at an unused terminal of the former international airport of Indianapolis, and will boast a surface area of 125,000 square feet.
The opening of this Educational Centre is also an alternative way for Infosys to further cement its operations in the West while creating jobs for Americans. Infosys’ President Ravi Kumar stated last year that Infosys is committed in offering jobs to over 2,000 American workers and the center will also add an additional 1,000 local American employees in Indiana. In less than a year, Infosys has already employed around 4,000 American workers and plans to offer jobs to around 6,000 more Americans in the coming years.
“We have announced additional technology and innovation hubs in North Carolina, Connecticut and a one of its kind design hub in Rhode Island. We have announced educational partnerships with Perdue, North Carolina community college system, and we’re continuing to bear on bridging the skills gap in the United States,” Kumar said.