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Infosys says job creation isn’t in response to Trump, despite media headlines

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Infosys boss says the media playing connect the dots between their hiring announcement and POTUS Donnie’s H-1B visa EO stranglehold have nothing in common – PB/TK 

Infosys says job creation isn’t in response to Trump, despite media headlines – By Bryce Covert May 2 2017

Indian outsourcing company Infosys announced on Tuesday that it plans to add 10,000 more jobs over the next two years and open four new technology hubs across the country.

Immediately, a number of media outlets connected this announcement to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on H-1B visas. Infosys typically applies for thousands of H-1B visas a year to bring skilled workers to the United States. Two weeks ago, Trump signed an executive order starting an interdepartmental review of the program with an eye to limiting it.

But despite the media reports that attributed Infosys’s hiring plans to Trump’s actions, the company told ThinkProgress that the two things are unrelated. “You can’t possibly have four tech hubs put together in two weeks,” said Chiku Somaiya, a public relations lead, referring to the time since Trump’s order. A company official said that the 10,000 new jobs are instead part of its longer-term plan to serve its clients’ needs.

Continue to thinkprogress.org article: https://thinkprogress.org/trump-infosys-job-announcement-bdf570a86d7b

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