Infosys To Hire 1,000 People in US within a Year or So

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, May 22, 2009

In a recession hit period, where companies are downsizing to overcome the crisis, Indian software major Infosys plans to hire about 1,000 people in the US within a year and a half. Infosys Chief Executive, Kris Gopalakrishnan while attending Microsoft’s CEO summit held in Seattle this week announced that the company is planning to add more than 100 employees as a part of a big US expansion in anticipation to the growth resuming in 2010. Overall, the company wants to hire nearly 1000 people across US.

According to Gopalakrishna, the company believes that business will be there only if they add capabilities, more services and solutions to their portfolio and increase the business volume with the existing customers. That’s how Infosys is planning to grow it’s business.

He hopes that the gathered executives in the summit will have insights into what fundamental changes will result from the downturn. This will help them to distinguish between the greed that marked the financial meltdown and innovations that were occurring.

Gopalakrishnan anticipates the dangers lurking in the industry consolidation and changes in the nature of outsourcing. More and more businesses are following the same track as they have with their initial IT organizations by looking at business process applicability and not discrete technical capability.

The bottomline is clear that Infosys claims to have a better adaptability with value proposition as a strong knowledge of customer businesses.

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May 26, 2009: 4:56 am

This is a beacon of hope especially for those hard hit by the tough recession. A thousand jobs means a thousand people will be helped, a thousand families will be able to weather the recession storm and bounce back from unemployment. Good luck to everyone!

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