Infosys announces site expansion in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Infosys, an information technology company based in India, announced Tuesday a site expansion will be built in Raleigh.

The expansion, which is expected to bring 2,00 jobs to the area, will be located off Brier Creek Parkway.

Gov. Roy Cooper helped make the announcement.

Since the start of 2016, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane said, 39 technology companies have announced new or expanding opportunities in the city.

“We promise we are going to be a very vibrant employer in the state of North Carolina,” Ravi Kumar, President of Infosys, said.

Infosys Limited will make Raleigh its fourth American hub. Online, the company describes itself as a global leader in technology services and consulting.

On Tuesday, the firm announced it is planting roots off Brier Creek Parkway with plans of opening within the year.

Kumar said, “so the process of hiring is already on. We’re going to have the first 500 by two years and 2,000 by 2021.”

The IT firm said there were three things that stand out about the Research Triangle Park: a supportive government, local clients and nearby universities with a rich talent pool.

“Infosys as a company, as a firm, not just believes in hiring experienced talent, we also hire talent from schools,” Kumar told CBS North Carolina.

Infosys will look for a variety of employees with knowledge of software development and digital architects. The average salary will be $72,000.

“They want to hire in North Carolina,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “They’ve been working closely with North Carolina State, with Wake Technical Community Colleges. They also want to play a role in increasing computer technology being taught in our high school.”

Cooper said that Infosys will contribute nearly $3 billion to North Carolina’s economy over the next 12 years.

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