Infosys plans US recruitment wave, to hire 1,500

The Indian IT outsourcer hopes to expand its US workforce in order to be more responsive to local clients.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Indian IT outsourcer Infosys is planning a major recruitment drive in the US, announcing that it will hire upwards of 1,500 new workers in the areas of consultancy, sales and delivery.

And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Infosys has been suffering through a debilitating employee churn rate, especially within its headquarters in India. Vishal Sikka attempted to stave the employee loss when he took the helm as CEO, handing out 5,000 promotions in an effort to raise morale in the company, and has since implemented a number of other tactics to keep his workers happy. 

With the new effort in the US, Infosys is trying to expand its user base in the highly competitive market by offering local market insights and timely responsiveness to clients with critical issues. According to the company’s website, it has 15 office locations throughout the US. 

The company also plans to lure recent college grads with the upcoming recruitment wave. Infosys said it’s looking to hire up to 300 management and tech graduates to work across domains such as big data, analytics and cloud, and up to 180 into its US consulting practice.

"We are particularly looking forward to bringing a large group of graduates into Infosys in the US," Sandeep Dadlani, EVP of Infosys Americas, said in a statement. "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."


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