Visakhapatnam: Information technology giant Infosys is going to starts its operations in Visakhapatnam on June 28th.The new office established at Signature Towers in the SEZ will initially function with 650 employees, though it has a seating capacity for 1K employees.
According to the sources it would be expanded as a development centre with a seating capacity for 3K employees. A delegation of Infosys led by its Global Infrastructure head Neeladri Prasad Mishra, regional head Amol Kulkarni and other officials had visited the city and had announced their decision to set up a centre after meeting IT minister Gudivada Amarnath in June last year.
Infosys is opening its new office to retain its mid-level and senior-level employees who have been working from home post the pandemic. Sridhar Kosaraju, president of IT Association of Andhra Pradesh (ITAAP), said that big companies like Infosys setting up its office in Visakhapatnam were a good sign.
YSRC MP Vijaya Sai Reddy in a tweet said that the city will soon become an IT hub. Several top companies are heading to Visakhapatnam. Following the footsteps of Infosys, other IT giants such as Wipro, IBM and TCS are also getting ready to function from the tier-2 city, he said.