Indian summer beckons U.S. techies

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Global IT software major Infosys Technologies plans to hire about 300 graduates from U.S. universities and 25 graduates from Britain to create a diversified, global workforce.

A company statement said the recruitment in the U.S. would bring in about 100 graduates from American colleges to India in August for developing their engineering skills at Infosys global education center in Mysore.

After a six month training, the techies will return to work at our offices in the U.S. This is the first global recruiting initiative of its size to bring foreign talent to India.

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Infosys Chairman and Mentor said, "We believe our future success lies in our ability to create an environment that is open to people from different nationalities and ethnicities.”

Infosys began hiring for entry level software engineer positions at top universities in the U.S following a successful pilot programme that brought 10 young Americans to work in Bangalore.

T.V. Mohandas Pai, Board Member, Infosys Technologies said, "As we expand our global presence, we need to attract bright talent from the local economies. Keeping in view the objective, we have launched the recruiting programme in the U.S. varsities.”

Infosys Consulting, which primarily recruits in the U.S., will have 500 employees in the next two years, while Infosys China hopes to reach 6,000 employees by 2010, the statement added.

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