An Indian company has announced that it will hire 1,000 new employees in the UK to help it meet increased demand for digital services.
Infosys, the publicly traded software exporter, said it would strengthen its presence in the UK over the next three years following the COVID-19[female[feminine crisis.
He explained that the pandemic had “exacerbated” the need for digital skills and infrastructure, such as cloud technology, as companies continued to adapt to new ways of working after more than a year of disruption.
Infosys said the majority of the new workforce will come from recent college or university students.
The company has promised to mentor them in areas such as cloud computing, data and analytics, artificial intelligence, open source technologies and business service segments.
The announcement, welcomed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, builds on the government’s ambition to strengthen digital infrastructure and was announced shortly after the UK signed a new post-deal deal. Brexit. trade agreement with India.
Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys, said: “Bridging the digital divide and making quality digital education accessible to all citizens are essential for building a strong future workforce and for the recovery economy of the United Kingdom.
“Our commitment to the UK is to support both recovery and growth through digital acceleration, hiring new talent and supporting the development and re-qualification of existing talent to respond to the changing of economic demand.
Mr Johnson replied: “This investment from Infosys is a vote of confidence in the UK and its technology sector and will help this sector reach new heights – creating the jobs of the future.
“We need more companies like Infosys to commit to investing in people to help the UK rebuild better.”