Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, will create 1200 jobs and open three Innovation Hubs in Australia by 2020.
The initiatives will form an education ecosystem through which Infosys would enable continuous learning opportunities announced Andrew Groth, Senior Vice President for Australia and New Zealand at Infosys, and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Karen Andrews.
The Bengaluru-based company is already set up similar hubs in the US and expects to hire 10,000 local workers by 2019.
The company also announced a broad range of initiatives to meet the nation’s growing demand for digital expertise.
- The creation of 1200 IT jobs in Australia by 2020, of which around 40 per cent will be Australian university graduates from a range of fields including Computer Science and Design
- Development of three Innovation Hubs across Australia
- Strengthening Infosys’ academic partnerships to attract top graduate talent and accelerate digital skill building in Australia
- New Innovation Hubs to serve as a platform to enable Infosys to co-create and co-innovate alongside clients, academia and government to accelerate innovation and upskilling of talent in emerging technologies and solutions.
- This approach provides Infosys with a strong foundation to meet rising demand for expertise in areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), user experience, cyber security, digital platforms, big data and cloud – now and in the future as technology and business needs evolve.
“Today marks an important milestone for our company in our 20 year journey in Australia. As a key technology partner of Australian business, we are proud to announce our commitment to accelerating digital skills in the region through the creation of 1200 skilled jobs, the development of our new Innovation Hubs and our deepening partnerships with academia,” said Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys.
Andrew Groth, Senior Vice President for Australia and New Zealand, Infosys, said “Building our Australian talent pool is already underway. So far, we have recruited 75 graduates, and more than half have completed their induction training and are ready to be placed on strategic client projects. Under this program, graduates start their Infosys learning journey in our Sydney and Melbourne training centres. They can choose from high demand areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, cyber security, cloud and big data.”
The IT major, like many of its peers, has been ramping local hiring in key markets to tackle increasing scrutiny around work visas by various governments. Last week it broke ground at its education center in Indianapolis, US.
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