Gov. Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Infosys, the global leader in consulting, technology and next generation services, will open its new Design and Innovation Hub in Providence and create 500 jobs in Rhode Island by 2022.
Many of those jobs may go to Community College of Rhode Island graduates. Vice President for Workforce Development Julian Alssid said he and Jane King, coordinator of Workforce Training and Corporate Education, are working closely with Infosys on a plan to recruit CCRI graduates as part of the relocation plan.
The announcement was made this morning during a news conference that President Meghan Hughes attended with Alssid and King.
Raimondo said Infosys joins a growing local market of innovative, advanced industry companies that have chosen to locate here. "Because of our investments in higher education and job training at CCRI and other institutions across the state, Rhode Islanders are well-equipped and well-prepared to compete for these good-paying jobs."
Infosys President Ravi Kumar said the partnership with Rhode Island marks another important step forward for Infosys in the United States. “The state's educational institutions, design-rich environment and economic development tools positioned Rhode Island competitively for this type of specialized partnership.”
According to WPRI coverage of the event, Kumar “had high praise for CCRI, saying he had met with 20 governors and believes Rhode Island has one of the strongest community colleges in the country, which was part of what attracted Infosys to the state.”
Infosys employs more than 198,000 employees worldwide. The new Rhode Island hires will include experienced designers, design architects, specialists in information design and technical experts and consultants to accelerate the digital transformation of the company’s clients in Rhode Island and beyond.