RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Gov. Roy Cooper’s office confirmed Thursday that India-based business and information technology company Infosys Limited will be bringing 2,000 jobs to Wake County over the next five years.
The company says on its website that it operates in more than 50 countries across the globe.
Cooper held a 10 a.m. news conference regarding the jobs announcement at the N.C. State Capitol building where he revealed more information about the jobs and impact the company will have on the area and the state.
According to Cooper, Infosys will contribute $2.9 billion to the state’s economy over the next 12 years and they plan to invest $8.73 million in Wake County as part of the project.
“North Carolina’s central role in technology innovation makes our state a perfect fit for Infosys,” said Cooper. “Our world-class universities and our high-tech workers drive growth and attract companies from around the world that are looking to innovate.”
According to a release from the governor’s office, “Infosys will bring a variety of jobs to the area, including software developers, analysts, digital architects and other technology professionals. Salaries for the new positions will vary, delivering a total payroll impact of more than $130 million each year to the community, once all positions are filled.”
“We are proud to partner with North Carolina and Governor Roy Cooper in delivering one of the largest jobs commitment in North Carolina state history. Together, we will develop the next generation of North Carolina innovators through world-class education and training in the critical skills of the future, including Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, cloud and more, and bring scale to North Carolina’s already-thriving ecosystem of innovation to help our clients create their digital futures,” said Infosys Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Vishal Sikka.
Sikka added that the clincher to seal deal was “The government, North Carolina governor and the ecosystem of North Carolina.”
The company announced that they’re going to hire 10,000 tech workers in the U.S. over the next two years. Wake County was chosen as one of four hubs across the country for the jobs.