IT biggies on hiring spree, one lakh people to join workforce
Switching over to robust recruitment mode after a dormant 2009, Indian IT players will hire nearly one lakh people in the coming months amid improving global economic conditions.business Updated: Feb 14, 2010 14:28 IST
Switching over to robust recruitment mode after a dormant 2009, Indian IT players will hire nearly one lakh people in the coming months amid improving global economic conditions.
Coming after a forgettable year of hiring freeze, layoffs and salary cuts, the recruitment drive in the IT space is led
by biggies such as Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys.
An analysis of the hiring plans announced by various Indian IT companies shows that headcount in the industry is
expected to go up by more than 98,000.
According to analysts, increased spending on IT infrastructure and improving overseas markets for outsourcers
are among the main factors for the upbeat hiring prospects.
Diptarup Chakraborti, who is a Principal Research Analyst at global IT research firm Gartner said the industry is back
on track with many projects lined up for completion.
"The industry has turned the corner and renewed optimism will bring back recruitment across the globe," he noted.
Last week, the country's largest software exporter TCS said it would increase headcount by 30,000 in next fiscal year
while Infosys announced plans to hire 16,000 people this year.
Of the 12 companies which have announced their hiring plans, BPO giant Genpact said it would hire 10,000 people.
Besides, IBM is looking at recruiting 5,000 followed by Infosys BPO (2,000), Accenture (8,000) and Mphasis (2,000).
Going by Gartner estimates, the domestic IT market is expected to grow by 19-20 per cent in 2010, a sharp rise
against a 2.6 per cent growth in 2009.