Infosys will open its North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh, and plans to hire 2,000 American workers by 2021 — giving career opportunities to UNC students.
The company, based out of India, is a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services. Infosys released a statement on Sept. 12 announcing that it would be expanding its company into the area.
Gary Miller, director of University Career Services, said in a statement that the Triangle is an appealing place for Infosys for a number of reasons.
“Chief among them are the lower cost of doing business compared to some other metropolitan areas and the presence of a lot of potential talent to fill employment opportunities," Miller said.
Arvind Malhotra, a UNC strategy and entrepreneurship professor, said in an email that the pool factor in this area is also important for Infosys, because entrepreneurial-minded students are just as important as designing and selling technology.