Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, plans to expand its workforce in the Atlanta, Georgia region, adding approximately 200 new employees during the next fiscal year at its Cumberland location in Cobb County.
Gautam Thakkar, Vice President and Unit Head of Enterprise Services, Infosys BPO said, "It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and the Southeast is a key U.S. region with a number of our important clients. We also are impressed with the highly skilled talent pool available in Atlanta, and look forward to our expansion to continue to improve services to our customers.”
Infosys has identified Atlanta as a strategic hub for growth in the United States, Cobb Chamber officials said. The infrastructure, cosmopolitan culture, and talent available in Atlanta attracted Infosys BPO, its Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary, to set up an onshore operations center to deliver high-end business process services to North American clients. Cobb County offers a secure, easily accessible and central location with world class space available for large scale business process operations.
Infosys is working with the local university system and technical colleges to recruit local talent, and also to help improve the education system to equip students with more market relevant curriculum. Career opportunities are available to support high-end business process services across financial services, insurance, healthcare, retail and legal process management services.
"Infosys is an integral part of metro Atlanta's technology community and we are pleased that it has decided to expand operations here following the opening of their new business center last year," said Hans Gant, Senior Vice President of Economic Development at Metro Atlanta Chamber. "Maintaining our close ties with India and companies like Infosys is central to our growth strategy for the region and it is through collaboration with our partners that these success stories continue to happen. Infosys will create jobs that bolster a key industry for metro Atlanta."
“Cobb County is excited to see one of its global companies expanding,” said Brooks Mathis, Vice President of Economic Development for the Cobb Chamber and Executive Director of Cobb’s Competitive EDGE, a community and economic development strategy for the county. “Infosys is an important asset and corporate partner in our community for many reasons. The company is experiencing phenomenal growth and providing coveted high-paying jobs. Plus on a global scale, Infosys’ investment in Cobb represents growing commercial ties between the U.S. and India.”