The Connecticut Technology and Innovation Hub will have a special focus on insurance, healthcare and manufacturing, the firm said in a statement.
According to the statement, Infosys’ investment in Connecticut is a continuation of the company’s commitment to accelerate innovation for American enterprise by amplifying top local talent with the best global talent and shrink the IT skills gap in the marketplace.
“We are excited to announce the expansion of our presence in Connecticut and to create 1,000 technology jobs in the state,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys.
“This investment will further strengthen our ability to serve clients’ needs throughout the New England region and expand the local workforce to help our clients compete in the rapidly digitizing insurance, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Hartford’s position as the Insurance Capital of the World, paired with Connecticut’s world renowned academic institutions, will place Infosys in close proximity to valued clients and accelerate the recruitment of highly-skilled local talent,” he added.
Infosys said it inaugurated its first Technology and Innovation Hub in Indianapolis, Indiana and has already announced a Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh, North Carolina and a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, Rhode Island.
As part of Infosys’ commitment to boosting American innovation and helping to create the workforce of the future, Infosys Foundation USA has provided multiple grants for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools.
To date, more than 4.7 million students; 13,000 teachers and 21,000 schools across America, including over 3,500 students, 35 teachers and 24 schools in Connecticut, have benefited from computer science training and classroom equipment funded by Infosys Foundation USA.
This includes grants for professional development for teachers, hands on workshops for students, and new technology and teaching aids for classrooms, with an emphasis placed on serving underrepresented groups such as women, African-American, Latino, urban, rural and autistic groups that will gain greater access to computer science and maker education.