Punjab National Bank will hire 2,000 persons with "specific skills" in the next four months, its Chairman and Managing Director K C Chakrabarty said at a time when several large multinational banks are trimming their workforce.
"We will be recruiting about 2,000 people in current fiscal... I need specific type of skills. I require people for the credit, treasury, corporate communication and marketing," he told PTI.
He said the bank will be recruiting more people next year to cater to the growing business and also to make up for the people who would be retiring.
"It (recruitment) will be more...May be my reduction of staff will be more than 2,000 next year," he said, adding, "my number will not go up but still I will be hiring the people. Many people will be leaving me. I have to replace them."
PNB announced plan to hire 377 managers and officers to support its expansion plans. The bank has invited applications for post of chief security officer, assistant general manager (treasury), chief manager (treasury) and other officers and managers.
At the same time, the country's top lender State Bank of India (SBI) is hiring more than 4,200 employees for its six associates banks, a development that comes within a few days after the bank shortlisted about 20,000 clerks.
Besides, SBI is also recruiting more than 1,300 customer relationship executives on contractual basis for itself and its associates- State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Travancore.