Many to protest against Infosys hub in Connecticut

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Employees of Indian software company Infosys walk past Infosys logos at their campus in the Electronic City area in Bangalore September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

The State of Connecticut invested $14 million to bring the Indian tech company Infosys to their capital city of Hartford, however many are against it.

Those who oppose both outgoing Gov. Dannel Malloy’s and incoming Gov. Ned Lamont’s decision are mostly technical workers, according to a Journal Inquirer Report.

In fact, John Roberts, who runs the website cttechworkers.org, and Craig DiAngelo, have formed a group called the Connecticut Tech Worker Coalition and will be holding a rally on Saturday, January 26 at the Hartford Elks Lodge starting at 5 p.m. to protest the Hartford hub of the company, according to a Stamford Advocate report.

The group feels that the company, which promises to create 1,000 jobs in the city by 2022, will continue to train potential employees from India and bring them back to the U.S. for a job at the new hub, thus fearing that there is no guarantee that the company would hire American citizens or even Connecticut residents.

Infosys has been previously involved in improper employment practices and visa fraud in 2013, for which they have had to pay a $34 million fine, as well as $1 million for a similar act, about two years ago, the Stamford Advocate reported.

During the rally tech workers, who say they were forced to train their Indian replacements, will try to offer legal advice to those who have claimed that their job will be outsourced.

The news of the rally comes amidst reports of opening another Infosys hub in Stamford, Connecticut.

Currently, Infosys has other hubs throughout the country including Providence, Rhode Island and Raleigh, North Carolina with a flagship center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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