Infosys to hire 10,000 U.S. workers after Trump's flak

May 02, 2017, 7:08 AM EDT
Infosys C.E.O. Vishal Sikka
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India-based IT services firm Infosys Ltd, which along with its other tech peers drew flak for allegedly displacing American workers of their jobs with overseas employees, announced that it will hire about 10,000 U.S. employees in addition to setting up four new technology hubs in the country over the next two years.

The Trump administration recently dealt a blow to Indian IT service companies, the major recipients of H1-B visas, after it ordered federal agencies to review the system that lets these firms to pump in overseas professionals in the U.S., writes Reuters.

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said the company will tackle the shortage of qualified employees in the U.S. by tapping the resources it has already trained through its non-profit arm over the past two years, notes Bloomberg.