Lason to increase headcount
Lason India, planning to hire nearly 1,600 people within the next ten months, intends investing $1.5 million during 2006.india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 19:07 IST
Lason India, planning to hire nearly 1,600 people within the next ten months, intends investing $1.5 million during 2006.
Addressing a press conference here, Lason US President and CEO Ronald D Risher said Lason would continue with its present business model.
The Indian operations contributed between 20 and 25 per cent of the company's global BPO revenue of $150 million, he said, adding that the BPO business of Lason was slated to grow by 25 to 30 per cent during 2006.
On Lason's rural BPO initiatives, he said the company was doing valuation for the rural BPO model. It had earmarked an investment of $1.5 million to grow its Chennai operations during the year, with a major portion set apart for training, besides the infrastructure and equipment spend.
Keen to give momentum to its research and development activities, which was the core of its Indian operations, Mr Risher said Lason also proposed an extra investment budget that would take care of these activities.
Lason India, the 100 per cent subsidiary of US-based Lason Inc, was a third party BPO, providing data and document management services, following the 'hub and spoke' model of business.
The three hubs in the city employed nearly 1,600 people for its prime outsourcing business. It also provided indirect employment to 5,000 people employes across its 40 plus centres. By 2006, Lason would have an employee base of over 3,000.
Lason would focus on healthcare and financial service verticals, besides accounting services, he added.