Infosys sends back 8000 trainees to home due to Covid-19

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Infosys to cut senior-level roles to flatten the structure in a staggered manner in order to ensure faster decision making and flatten the organization.

Global IT services giant Infosys Limited has asked about 8,000 trainees living at its Mysuru campus to go home amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in India.

Infosys has taken assistance from the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) for transporting trainee employees. According to the company statement “Infosys has advised trainees residing at its Global Education Center in Mysuru to return home as soon as possible.”

“We are facilitating the logistics and are also ensuring that their training continues via Lex, our digital learning and talent transformation platform,” Company statement.

The company will also limit the number of people on its campus, it said. The evacuation process will continue throughout next week and KSRTC buses will help in the process.

Some trainee employees will use local buses to head the city railway station. At least 1,500 trainee employees will be shifted out per day on an average.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 151 on Wednesday after 14 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the health ministry. 

According to Economic Times, The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation said it would open five information centres and advance booking counters at the Infosys training centre to evacuate the employees and transport them to major destinations within South India and to the international airport in the state capital.

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