Infosys to hire “stupid” Americans

jeff-daniels-says-dumb-and-dumber-sequel-still-on-aiming-for-summer-2013-startIndian outsourcer Infosys plans to hire over 2,100 Americans as part of its programme to scale up its global presence and boost key work areas like client relationship management and consulting.

The only problem is that it has been accused of thinking that Americans are stupid and selecting Indian employees over Americans in the past.

Like most rivals, India’s second biggest IT services provider gets the major chunk of its business from clients in the United States, but relies on its Indian to provide the staff.

Infosys said the hiring will include up to 300 management and technology graduates who will work across multiple technology domains including digital, big data, analytics and cloud.

Up to 180 graduates will be recruited into the Infosys consulting practice in the United States, the company said.

Chief Executive Vishal Sikka, who is based in the United States, has said he wants to revive growth through automation and artificial intelligence as clients modernise their technologies.

Last year Infosys was accused of discrimination against “stupid Americans” and is currently facing a class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit was filed by VMware specialist Brenda Koehler in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Wisconsin who claimed that Infosys has been abusing the visa system and actively discriminates against hiring American workers for staff positions.

Her complaint followed another by Jay Palmer, a former staff of Infosys who failed in his legal action against the firm.  He claimed he was called a “stupid American” repeatedly. During a board meeting, he saw other staff wrote “No Americans/Christians.”