Bangaluru : Indian IT major Infosys today announced that it’ll create 1200 IT jobs and will open three innovation hubs in Australia by 2020. Out of this around 40% will be Australian university graduates from a range of fields including Computer Science and Design. With this initiative the IT major plans to accelerate digital leadership for its clients in Australia and shrink the digital skills gap in the region.
Senior Vice President for Australia and New Zealand at Infosys, Andrew Groth was joined by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon. Karen Andrews, at Infosys’ North Sydney office to announce a broad range of initiatives to meet the nation’s ever-growing demand for digital expertise.
The new Innovation Hubs will serve as a platform to enable Infosys to co-create and co-innovate alongside clients, academia and government to accelerate innovation and upskilling of talent in emerging technologies and solutions.
“I welcome Infosys’ decision to create 1200 IT jobs in Australia by 2020. It’s a great vote of confidence in our economy and the Coalition Government’s commitment to jobs of the future, that a company of Infosys’ global standing would make this kind of investment here” The Hon. Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, said.
This approach provides Infosys with a strong foundation to meet rising demand for expertise in areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), user experience, cyber security, digital platforms, big data and cloud – now and in the future as technology and business needs evolve.