California-headquartered Oracle on Thursday announced plans to hire 3,500 professionals in India by May 2012. The company currently employs around 21,000 people in India
The initiative by Oracle, which develops software and manages database systems for corporations, comes in the wake of rapid growth of its businesses in India.
The company will recruit at all levels ranging from graduates to senior sales professionals and technical consultants.
"Our hiring plans in India are in sync with our business growth," said Sandeep Mathur, managing director, Oracle India.
With the new hires, Oracle expects to have the right mix of talent, skills and attitude that would help expedite it's growth.
The company had last week announced plans to hire 600 in China and 1,700 people across Europe last month.