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Infosys to hire 2,100 people in US to spur growth



Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd. will hire 2,100 people, including 600 graduate engineers, in the US over the next 12 months to support its business growth and enhance its capabilities.

"We are hiring this fiscal (2014-15) 1,500 professionals for consulting, sales and delivery and 600 graduates with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from US universities over the next 12 months," the company said in a statement here Thursday.

The fresh hiring will enable the outsourcing firm to ramp up its expertise in client relationship management, consulting and technical delivery.

"The recruitment drive will enable us provide clients local market insights, industry-leading expertise and timely responsiveness to critical issues," company’s human resources head in Americas Peggy Tayloe said in the statement.

Of the total hiring, 300 will be management and technology graduates from top universities to work in multiple domains, including digital, big data, analytics and cloud.

About 180 graduates will be hired for consulting practice. After training and induction, they will join teams advising clients on business and transformation strategies.

"We will also continue our global recruitment programme to hire MBA graduates from top business schools and recruit 100 masters graduates for our sales teams," Tayloe said.

Noting that software technology was reshaping the world, Tayloe said hiring professionals would help build a next-generation services firm.

"We offer best opportunities to learn while working on projects, pioneering latest technologies for the world’s best corporations," Tayloe asserted.

According to company’s vice-president Sandeep Dadlani, the recruitment drive will also leverage the relationships between Infosys and the academia across the US.

"The relationships are cultivated through our programmes such as the global InStep internship and through collaboration with the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University," Dadlani said.

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