IT major, TCS, Wipro, HCL Technologies, and Infosys are planning to hire around 60,000 Diversity candidates this year through campus placements. The companies will hire female candidates for entry-level roles with an aim to boost gender diversity.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is likely to hire 38 to 45 per cent of female employees through the campus placement this year. At present, the company has 1.85 lakh female employees and plans to hire 15,000-18,000 more for entry-level roles.
HCL plans to hire 22,000 employees out of which 60 per cent will be Diversity candidates.
Out of the total workforce, Infosys intends to hire 35,000 college graduates, out of which 45% are going to be female employees. HR Head, Infosys, Richard Lobo has gained a good response from female candidates. He said, “On average, our entry-level hiring mix is an equal number of men and women. However, we hire on merit.”
According to an ET report, Wipro plans to hire 30,000 candidates through campus placement this year, 50 per cent of which are likely to be women. “The gender diversity among campus hires has been increasing consistently every year,” Wipro Chief Human Resources officer
“As demand for digital talent soars, the industry is further looking at enhancing women participation in the workforce through increased campus hiring, hybrid work models, and skilling interventions,” said Sangeeta Gupta, Senior Vice President, Nasscom to media. She added that currently, India’s IT industry has a gender ratio of 33 per cent.
This year, the number of women hiring will be at a peak compared to the past few years for top Indian IT services companies.