The Infosys campus in Bangalore. Photo: Reuters
The Infosys campus in Bangalore. Photo: Reuters

As part of its strategy to ramp up local hiring in key overseas markets, India’s Infosys will be setting up three innovation hubs in Australia and expects to create 1,200 jobs in the country by 2020.

The second-largest IT services firm in India boasts that 40% of the employees in the new hubs will be Australian university graduates, Press Trust of India reports.

Infosys says it has already recruited 75 graduates, and that more than half of those have completed their induction training and are ready to be placed on strategic client projects.

It added that these hubs will serve as a platform to enable Infosys to work alongside clients, academia and government. No investment details were disclosed.

Like its competitors, Infosys has greatly increased local hiring in key overseas markets such as the US, the UK and Australia to offset host governments’ increasing scrutiny of work visas for incoming workers. IT rival Tata Consultancy Services hired 11,500 employees overseas during 2016-17.

Bangalore-based Infosys has already set up similar hubs in the US, its largest market, where it expects to hire 10,000 local workers by 2019.