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Zoho to hire 1,000 engineers

Zoho has about 300 employees in Tenkasi and 70 in Renigunta, says Sridhar Vembu.   | Photo Credit: Bijoy Ghosh

Cloud services firm Zoho Corporation has planned to recruit 1,000 engineers in the next 18 months, tripling its headcount at its Tenkasi and Renigunta development centres, said a top official.

“Currently, there are about 300 people working in Tenkasi and about 70 in Renigunta development centres,” said Sridhar Vembu, chief executive officer, Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd. “We are planning to ramp it up to 700 and 200 respectively in 18 months.”

More sales persons

The privately-held and profitable firm employs more than 7,000 people at its three centres, of which more than 6,500 are in Chennai. Zoho is planning to slowdown hiring at Chennai campus due to space constraint. At the same time, the firm is also going to enter newer markets such as Singapore, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Mexico and increase the number of sales persons in existing markets such as China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. It also has a sales office in rural Japan

“Our focus is to become a large global Indian company by expanding our domestic and global footprint. At the same time, we are increasing our headcount in rural areas such as Tenkasi and Renigunta to reverse brain drain,” he said. “Though, we will have offices around the globe, 80% of employees will be based in India. Our revenues have been growing at 30% and soon, we will be a $1 billion firm,” he said.

On Thursday, Zoho launched a new version of Zoho Office Suite, which includes Cloud-based productivity software applications such as Zoho Writer and Zoho Notebook, all enhanced with Zoho AI-powered assistant ZIA.

Zoho Office suite is available to single users for free and at ₹99 per user per month for SMEs.

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