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Infosys to hire 100 Aussies

Infosys confirmed today that it intended to hire 100 staff in Australia over the term of its financial year.
Written by Suzanne Tindal, Contributor on

update Infosys confirmed today that it intended to hire 100 staff in Australia over the term of its financial year.

The positions would be senior and middle level roles, according to a spokesperson for the company, and may also include some junior level employees who have graduated within the last few years. The growth would predominantly be in Sydney and Melbourne, but it could also see some people travelling to New Zealand for assignment.

Infosys just won a deal with Telstra for application development and maintenance. The work, which Infosys would share with EDS, was worth $450 million, of which EDS said it had netted $190 million.

The Telstra win was only one of many factors behind the recruitment, with the new employees set to work across other projects as well as that one. "The growth is supported by a desire to hire locally for longer term assignments rather than being dependent on niche skills being supported from India; the build-up of new talent to complement our Consulting and Systems Integration Unit launched earlier this year and various new opportunities which are opening up across other industry verticals," the spokesperson said.

The Telstra contract was mentioned in the company's global financial results for the quarter ending 30 June, released last Friday. The company's revenues for the quarter had declined 2.9 per cent year on year. The Infosys financial year started in April and ends in March.

Infosys currently has around 1000 Australian employees.

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