Infosys Creating Talent in 'Hidden Jewel'

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As India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) looks to fill thousands of openings at its tech and innovation hub in Indianapolis over the next few years, the company's president says the onus is on the tech giant to create its own talent. During a Studio(i) interview, Ravi Kumar said it's "myopic if you actually look at just the market and say 'this is the talent pool available.'" He says the company is able to hire people, even without traditional tech skills, thanks to in-house "interventions" consisting of eight-to-twelve weeks of training.

Infosys Tuesday officially opened its location at OneAmerica Tower in downtown Indianapolis. Kumar says it currently houses about 150 employees, with 25 percent of them being local hires. He adds, now that the hub is officially open, that percentage should go up. In all, Infosys plans to hire a total of 2,000 workers by 2021.

The Indy operation focuses on training employees in the technologies and platforms needed to help businesses accelerate digital transformations. The company will also use the hub as an innovation lab to work on prototypes in robotic, virtual and augmented technologies.

Infosys originally announced the $9 million investment in May. In August, the company announced a five-year strategic alliance with Purdue University involving training for the company's American employees, joint research projects and a physical presence for Infosys on campus.

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