Infosys turns to US for talent hunt
For the first time ever, India's second largest software exporter will hire 300 fresh graduates from US universities.india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 19:49 IST
For the first time ever, India's second largest software exporter Infosys Technologies would aggressively scout for talent in US universities, from where it would hire 300 fresh graduates.
"We will hire 300 fresh graduates from US universities and train them in India for making them a part of our global workforce," Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Technologies Nandan Nilekani said at the CII Annual General Meeting.
He said that the company has been hiring foreign nationals but it would be for the first time that it would hire on such a large scale directly from US universities.
The fresh graduates hired from US universities would take over technology and management functions.
The company would train them for nine months at its Mysore training facility, which is the largest of its kind in the world.
Overall the company plans to hire 25,000 people in 2006-07 to take its headcount to above 75,000.
Of the 25,000 people that Infosys plans to hire, about 18, 500 would be absorbed by the parent company (Infosys) and the balance 6,500 by its BPO subsidiary Progeon.
The company hired 22,868 people in 2005-06, taking its total number of employees to 52,715.