Capgemini India CEO Ashwin Yardi said the IT services provider aims to hire up to 30,000 employees in the country this year, PTI reported.
Capgemini will be hiring both freshers and experienced professionals, or laterals. The Indian workforce constitutes over half of its global employees base.
At present, Capgemini is focusing efforts on re-skilling employees for the technologies of the future, he said, adding that this has now become a continuous process.
Youngsters under 30, who make up for over 65 per cent of its workforce, show a keenness to learn, he said, adding that it is conducting special programmes for the mid-level managers having 10-15 years of experience who would be placed as project managers or architects.
Yardi said there had not been any restructuring or involuntary attrition beyond the normal course of exits due to performance-related issues.
There’s sufficient space at Airoli, near Mumbai, its biggest development centre. Capgemini had created capacity at other centres over the last two years which can accommodate the new joiners.
Capgemini earlier revealed plans to remove 10,000-12,000 mid-to-senior level associates globally.
“Over the next two years, the focus will be on four areas — Data, Digital Engineering, Cloud and IoT— that are critical for clients to accelerate their digital journeys. There will be focus on hiring; talent re-skilling and mergers and acquisitions (M&A),” Capgemini CEO Brian Humphries, who replaced Francisco D’Souza, said earlier.
This year, Cognizant will hire 23,000 freshers, up from 17,000 last year. “Since we are so confident in the company’s future and the importance of employing freshers, we proactively gave 18 percent salary increase to fresh graduates from over Rs 3.4 lakh to Rs 4 lakh per annum,” Brian Humphries said.
Capgemini earlier announced that its total headcount reached 219,300 employees at the end of 2019, up 3.8 percent year-on-year. The average revenue per ad increased, and revenues are growing faster than headcount. Its workforces in global production centers grew 3.2 percent. Attrition of Capgemini stands at 20 percent for 2019.