Infosys is a well-known name in the IT sector for providing business solutions and outsourcing services to their clients with their operations across the globe. Recently they have announced their expansion plans and the projected hiring for their new stops in the US. According to the announcement, Infosys would establish four more technological and Innovation hubs focusing on the technological developments in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics, cloud computing, machine learning and digital innovative technologies. For that purpose, they have decided to hire the American local employees majorly among the projected hiring number of 10,000 employees.
The Visa allocation policies are revised by the Trump Government in order to ensure that the American local employees are given first preference over the migrants. This has let no option but to abide by the Government policy and focus on hiring the local employees. Infosys has announced that the first center among the four will be started in Indiana in the month of August and is expected to create more than 2,000 job opportunities over a period of five years till 2021. This technological development is expected to provide the necessary boost required by the country at this point in time.
The hiring is expected to include both experienced technological professionals and fresher graduates from major colleges and universities of the US. Since their main focus on technological development and Artifical learning and other related developments, they would also set up their training programs in this location. Trump has announced that the reformed H-1B visa would be allotted only to the highest skilled employees and not to every other person. He claims that the H-1B visa program is used by the companies to hire cheap resources against the local American employees.
He criticized large IT firms like Tata Consulting Sevices, Infosys, Accenture and Cognizant by stating that these companies get the highest number of Visas making it difficult for the local residents to get those job opportunities. Indian software and services trade body, Nasscom, denied the allegations by saying that the US population doesn’t have enough number of qualified computer software experts. All the technological giants provide H-1B visa to their employees for short-term so that they can train their local team in the US and return back.
Infosys claims that they are providing the necessary computer science knowledge through their training programs to many universities and colleges. According to the statistics, more than 1,34,00 students and 2,500 are trained through this program since 2015. This step to set up new training program center and hiring local employees would be another initiative by the company to support the US economy.