Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, speaks during a news conference.(Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Pompeo Praises Infosys For Planning To Create 10,000 Jobs In U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised top Indian information technology company Infosys Ltd. for its plans to create 10,000 jobs in the U.S. in the next two years.

Pompeo mentioned Infosys’ job creation plans in his address to the Select USA Investment Summit that has attracted investors from across the globe, including India. Representatives from Infosys are also attending the summit.

“The Trump administration is committed to an environment for business that will keep generating this kind of prosperity,” Pompeo said.

It means a lot, Pompeo said, adding that in his role as secretary of state, he recognises that only an economically strong America can fulfill its commitments to its allies and deter aggressors from imperiling the global good.

On the East Coast, in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be the home of North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub built by India’s IT and consulting company Infosys.
Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State

“As part of its plan to create 10,000 American jobs over the next two years, Infosys plans to hire 2,000 Americans for its Raleigh hub by 2021,” said the top American diplomat.

Pompeo said the company had also partnered North Carolina Community College System to create a customised programme to recruit, train and ultimately hire the workforce of the future.

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