Infosys to hire over 2,100 people in US to boost business
Bangalore: Infosys Ltd, India’s second largest software services exporter, on Thursday said it would hire more than 2,100 people in the US. Of these, 1,500 will be experienced professionals, while the rest will be hired from American colleges and universities. The hirings will help the company boost its expertise in client relationship management, consulting and technical delivery, Infosys said in a statement. The professionals will join consulting, sales and delivery units in the current fiscal year, while the undergraduates and graduates will be hired over 12 months.
Chief executive Vishal Sikka is attempting to rebuild the fortunes of the company and reconstitute it as a sector bellweather in a shifting technology landscape. “This is a terrific time for young, smart and talented leaders to be graduating from the best American schools and choosing a career in the technology industry,” Sandeep Dadlani, executive vice-president and head of Infosys Americas said. Among its university recruits, Infosys will hire 300 management and technology graduates for its digital, big data, analytics and cloud domains, apart from 180 for its consulting practice.
The company will also hire 100 MBAs for its sales team from leading business schools as part of its global recruitment programme. Earlier this week, Infosys appointed David Kennedy as its executive vice-president and general counsel, who will be based out of Palo Alto in California.