Capgemini to hire 25% more people in India this year
Capgemini, the French information technology (IT) services provider and consulting firm has announced to hire about 30,000 people in India in 2021, a 25% increase from last year as the firm’s bullish business prospects amid a pandemic-induced surge in demand for digital solutions.
Last year, the It major hired 24,000 people, these include laterals as well as fresh hiring from campuses in India in 2020.
According to media reports, this year’s hiring will be across emerging digital skills like – artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, 5G, cybersecurity, engineering, and R&D as client demand is high in these areas.
The hiring of people will be a 50:50 mix of both freshers and laterals in 2021.
French IT services provider also plans large expansions in the workforce this year in anticipation of winning large contracts from clients as business gradually rebounds to pre-COVID levels.
As businesses ramp up their digital transformation priorities, the demand for skilled professionals in new age technologies like digital, cloud, data management and cybersecurity, etc is expected to rise.
The company is adding new campuses this year along with visiting regular engineering colleges, all through virtual mode. Capgemini usually visits premier engineering institutes in the country including the IITs, NITs, government and private technical institutes like College of Engineering Pune, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani), Amity, and Vellore Institute of Technology.
Capgemini is leveraging AI-based sourcing and coding assessment tools and conducting video interviews for lateral/experienced hires.
India, with 125,000 employees, is the single-largest talent hub for the Paris-based firm. The company hired nearly 24,000 people in India last year. Capgemini has a total headcount of around 270,000.
Earlier, Infosys had also said it will hire around 24,000 college graduates in the country in 2021-22. Infosys, in the current fiscal, had hired 15,000 graduates. Cognizant Technology Solutions, which has more than 200,000 people in India, expects to hire nearly 23,000 people in 2021, a 35 per cent increase from last year.