Infosys hired 3k employees in US in FY21, EU strength dips

BENGALURU: Infosys added nearly 3,000 employees in the US, taking the tally to 30,938 in FY21, from 28,162 in the year before, a filing to the US SEC showed. In Europe, however, the total number employed dropped to 16,412, from 17,671 in the year before. Infosys expanded its workforce outside India by 7,280, of which 1,941 were fresh graduates. “This workforce brings us greater diversity of skills and experience. This initiative also significantly de-risks our operations from regulatory changes related to immigration policies,” Infosys said in its filing.
Indian IT firms have increased efforts to hire locals in the last two years. Infosys has already surpassed its commitment, made in 2017, to hire 10,000 American workers. TCS has hired 21,500 employees in the US over the last five years.
In the past three years, Infosys launched technology and innovation centres in the US across Indiana, North Carolina, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Texas, and Arizona. Last year, it set up a digital innovation centre in Dusseldorf in Germany and a strategic centre of excellence in Baden in Switzerland for turbomachinery and propulsion practice. Infosys said it has developed the InTap platform for its recruitment process.
“Likewise, the employee joining process also had to be pivoted to allow remote joining and induction. Our Launchpad tool provides a guided flow for our new hires throughout the onboarding process, making the entire process paperless and faster, resulting in faster deployment on projects,” it said in the filing.

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