Vice President Pence to Attend Infosys Jobs Event; Infosys Adding Thousands of Jobs
INDIANAPOLIS -- Vice President Mike Pence will still be in Indiana on Thursday, despite the cancellation of a tax event where he was slated to appear.
Pence will join Gov. Eric Holcomb for a jobs announcement at Infosys in Indianapolis, a White House rep confirms to RTV6 reporter Katie Heinz.
A White House official confirms @VP Pence will still be in Indiana Thursday, despite cancellation of America First Policies event. He will be attending a jobs announcement with @GovHolcomb at Infosys in Indianapolis. @rtv6
— Katie Heinz (@katieheinz6) April 24, 2018
Infosys is taking over more than 120 acres formerly occupied by the Indianapolis International Airport terminal on the city’s west side.
Indianapolis City-County Councillor Jared Evans says the project will bring about 3,000 technology jobs to Indianapolis.
"Those jobs are critical to the city of Indianapolis," Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said. He also believes Infosys employees can make a good living too.
"I think the average salary of an Infosys employee is in the high five figures if not six figures," Hogsett said.
Vice President Pence was originally set to attend a tax event in Carmel hosted by America First Policies.
America First Policies announced Tuesday that the event has been rescheduled for Friday, May 18. A reason for the change has not been given. Pence still plans to attend.
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