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With 2,000 jobs on way to Wake County, Infosys CEO resigns

Posted August 18

— The CEO of a technology firm bringing 2,000 jobs to Wake County has resigned, according to the company.

Vishal Sikka, managing director and CEO of Infosys, resigned on Friday during a board of directors meeting. The board accepted his resignation, effective immediately.

Sikka cited among his reasons for leaving, "the distractions that we have seen, the constant drumbeat of the same issues over and over again, while ignoring and undermining the good work that has been done, take the excitement and passion out of this amazing journey."

Sikka worked in the position for three years. He will continue as the company's executive vice chairman until a new CEO can be found.

The India-based company announced in July its plan to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County that average a starting salary above $72,000, according to previous reports. State officials said the deal includes some $25 million in state grants and other supports.

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  • Linda Tally Aug 20, 1:03 p.m.
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    LOL - This is flat funny! Welcome to North Carolina InfoSys - bring your hip waders!

  • Amy Whaley Aug 18, 2:01 p.m.
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    Sikka cited among his reasons for leaving, "the distractions that we have seen, the constant drumbeat of the same issues over and over again, while ignoring and undermining the good work that has been done, take the excitement and passion out of this amazing journey."

    Thank you fake media and the extremist left. This describes you.

  • Brenda Love Aug 18, 11:54 a.m.
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    2,000 jobs on the way? I really must ask, are these 2,000 jobs for North Carolinians or are they bringing in Indians to take these positions?