Infosys Expands Providence, Rhode Island, Workforce
According to company officials these 500 new employees are part of Infosys’ broader workforce commitment to hire 12,000 additional workers in the country, bringing the total national commitment to 25,000. Infosys opened its Digital Innovation and Design Center In 2019.
"Rhode Island’s strong leadership, positive business climate, and innovative spirit are exactly what Infosys looks for in a host community," said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys. "We are excited to increase our commitment to the State and continue nurturing design-focused specialists, as well as tech talent to serve the needs of our clients in the U.S."
The new employees will work on a variety of tech-focused roles, and Infosys’ recently launched Reskill & Restart program will be among the channels used to recruit and train employees. This new initiative, explicitly aimed at reskilling workers who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, begins with an aptitude and skills assessment, followed by curated job-specific skills training, and culminates in matching them with available positions.
"Infosys has been a critical partner to Rhode Island since setting up shop in Providence two years ago," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "I’m grateful for their contributions to our state, including this commitment to 500 additional tech jobs by 2023, recent work to launch the "CRUSH COVID RI" application that is helping get the pandemic under control, and participation in Back to Work RI. I look forward to continuing to work together to create opportunities for Rhode Islanders in the years to come."
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