With improving business sentiment and revival in IT spends, hiring seems to be back in full swing at software firms like Infosys and TCS.
While the country’s largest IT firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has made gross additions of over 21,000 people till the third quarter (Q3) of financial year 2009-10, Infosys plans to hire 24,000 in 2010-11.
“We have made gross additions of over 21,000 people, including subsidiaries till Q3 FY 2010. With utilizations at optimum levels (81.1 per cent, excluding trainees), we will look at aggressive hiring in the current quarter to match our talent needs with the business demand,” TCS vice-president and head (global HR) Ajoy Mukherjee told PTI.
In Q3 of FY 2010, TCS had made 7,692 net additions, compared with a net addition of 320 in the previous quarter.
According to Monster.com India MD Sanjay Modi hiring has gained momentum as forecasted. “Within Monster, in December 2009, we saw 33 per cent growth in job postings over November and 90 per cent compared to May in the software, hardware and EDP category,” Mr. Modi told PTI
With enhanced focus on domestic market, IT firms have got back to the hiring spree.
“Infosys will be hiring 6,000 people in Q4 FY 2010. Of these, 1,500-2,000 will be lateral hires. With this, the total gross hiring in FY 2010 will be 24,000,” an Infosys spokesperson said.