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Infosys to recruit 15,000 people; looking for overseas buy

business Updated: Feb 11, 2010 16:46 IST

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Infosys Technologies on Thursday said it hopes to recruit 15,000 people in the days ahead and had already begun the process by visiting campuses, even as it looks for acquisitions in Europe and some non-English speaking countries.

"We are looking for acquisitions," Infosys Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Kris Gopalakrishnan told reporters here on the sidelines of the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum on Thursday.

The company is looking at acquisitions across Europe, and non-English-speaking countries and even in the US, Gopalakrishnan said, adding, "we are open to acquisitions everywhere...And across verticals."

He said the company has plans to recruit from campuses for the next year. "We are already recruiting in the campuses. In the campuses, we hope to recruit 15,000 people."

"We already gave a raise (in salary) in October, about 8 per cent on an average in India. And what we will do in April, we will wait and see because the next cycle for increment is in April," Gopalakrishnan said. (MORE)