Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. on Feb. 12.

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office said Infosys has already hired 100 workers toward its goal of employing 500 in Rhode Island by 2020.

The company was previously approved for incentives under the R.I. Qualified Jobs Incentive Act, the Rebuild Rhode Island program and the First Wave Closing Fund.

The company is expected to receive tax credits of up to $10 million, mostly from the Qualified Jobs incentives.

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The median salary for the jobs coming to Rhode Island is $79,000 per year, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp.

The company also announced a new partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island to create a Digital Economy Aspirations Lab, which will develop educational programming to help students prepare for growth in the digital-economy job sector.

The program will support 15-20 students through an information technology mentorship in its first year.