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Infosys to hire 12,000 Americans in the US by 2022

Bengaluru/New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Tuesday night said it would hire 12,000 American workers by 2022.

“We plan to hire 12,000 American workers over the next two years, ramping up our hiring in the US to 25,000 over the next five years,” said the city-based IT major in a statement from New York.

Though the $12.8-billion outsourcing behemoth in 2017 committed to hiring 10,000 American workers in two years, it exceeded the target by creating 13,000. “Our commitment to creating more American jobs comes at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has caused economic turmoil the world over,” said company’s president Ravi Kumar in the statement.

“Through this renewed commitment, we will hire an additional 12,000 American workers by 2022 across roles, taking our headcount in the US to 25,000 by 2022,” said the statement.

With North America contributing about 60 percent of its export revenue, the company will hire laterals as well as fresh graduates from universities, art colleges and community colleges to have the best workforce.

“We have been focused on creating jobs in the US for the past three years. Our new commitment to hire 12,000 Americans by 2022 expands on that initiative,” said Infosys Chief Executive Salil Parekh on the occasion.

By utilizing the training and re-skilling programs it has built with partners, the company will prepare workers for 21st-century careers.

Over the last three years, the company unveiled six technology and innovation centers in Indiana, North Carolina, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Texas and Arizona states across the US.

“The centers are building leading-edge digital capabilities and training the next generation IT talent to support American businesses in the digital future,” added the statement.

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Hunger impacts every community in America and, due to the pandemic, the need is expected to grow. Volunteer philanthropists Raj and Aradhana (Anna) Asava, leaders and founders of the Indian American HungerMitao movement, are helping to address this need by pledging $1 million to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. HungerMitao, which translates to “Wipe Out Hunger,” is a volunteer-driven grassroots movement focused on raising awareness about hunger in the U.S., improving community engagement, and channeling resources and contributions of the Indian American community to fight hunger through the Feeding America network of food banks. “Feeding America is grateful to Raj and Anna Asava and HungerMitao for stepping up when food banks need it most. We are grateful for their leadership, generosity and commitment to help ensure that more communities across the country have access to food,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. Launched in 2017, the HungerMitao movement has now enabled 30 million meals* through the Feeding America network. HungerMitao is actively engaged with Feeding America member food banks in North Texas, Houston, New York City, Atlanta and Seattle with plans for future chapters in Central Texas, Connecticut, Alameda, New Jersey and the Tarrant Area. “HungerMitao is as much about eradicating hunger as it is about unifying the fragmented efforts of our community and focusing it on the humanitarian cause of hunger,” said Anna Asava. “In the spirit of ‘give where you live’ we invite the 4 million strong Indian diaspora in the U.S. to join us in the mission of HungerMitao and ensure no one goes hungry,” added Raj Asava. Full report on our website. Link in bio. #rajasava #feedingamerica #hungermitao

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