EY to hire 9,000 employees in India in 2021
Global professional services organization Ernst & Young (EY), on Thursday, announced that it will hire 9,000 professionals in India in 2021 who have skills across Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and other emerging technologies.
According to media reports, these hires will be from the STEM background and in areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, analytics and other emerging technologies. This massive hiring aims at expanding its digital capabilities to help organisations solve their “complex end-to-end business transformation challenges”, the company stated.
Rohan Sachdev, the Partner and Consulting Practice Leader at EY India said in a statement “the company is making bold investments particularly in technology, data and through strategic acquisitions while continuing to expand its alliance and ecosystem relationships.”
“With the pace of digital adoption accelerating exponentially, we are strengthening capabilities in emerging technology roles and significantly intensifying our hiring efforts in the coming year”, he added.
Currently, EY India has over 50,000 people working in all member firms, including global delivery centres, out of which 36% are from STEM backgrounds.
Mahesh Makhija, Partner and Technology Consulting Leader, EY India, also said that EY in India is working towards building a broader range of new digital proprietary tools and solutions to scale across organizations and geographies.
EY said it has launched the ‘EY Techathon 2021: #iSolve4aBillion Challenge’ aimed to engage the best technology minds in India.
The company is inviting university students from all disciplines to come forward and develop novel solutions to immunise Indians, considering the challenges of the country’s vast geography, demographics, and infrastructure.