New Delhi: IT firm Infosys will create 2,000 tech jobs in North Carolina over the next few years in a bid to woo the Trump administration that has been critical of outsourcing firms for "unfairly" taking jobs away from the US workers.
In May, the Bengaluru-based firm had announced its commitment to hire 10,000 locals for its US operations in the
next two years. The first hub is being set up in Indiana and will hire 2,000 American workers by 2021.
"Infosys will open its next technology and innovation hub in North Carolina and hire 2,000 American workers in the state by 2021," Infosys said in a statement.
This is the second key milestone in Infosys' strategy to help drive American innovation and create the next-generation of American innovators, it added.
Infosys, which employs about 2 lakh people globally, will expand its local hiring in the US as it battles visa curbs imposed by the Trump administration that has made sending engineers to the US costly.
The move would also mean increase in labour costs for the company in the US.
The North American market accounted for over 60 per cent of Infosys' USD 10.2 billion revenue in the 2016-17 fiscal.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a growing sentiment of protectionism across various markets, including
the US, that is seeking to safeguard jobs for locals and raising the bar for foreign workers.