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Infosys to hire 45,000 techies this year.
Infosys Ltd, India's second largest IT bellwether, is back on hiring spree and plans to increase its headcount by a whopping 45,000 during this fiscal (2011-12), a top company official said here on Tuesday.
"We will be hiring about 45,000 engineers worldwide in this fiscal (FY 2012), which will be 13,000 more than we projected (32,000) in April to meet the growing demand and increase the bench strength," Infosys chief executive S. Gopalakrishnan told reporters here.
Stepping up hiring was evident in the first quarter (April-June) when the global software major recruited 9,900 people as against the projected target of 6,500.
"We will be hiring about 12,000 people, including freshers and laterals in the second quarter (July-Sept) to train and mentor them to leverage the emerging outsourcing opportunities," the company's co-chairman designate said.
With 7,160 engineers leaving the company and its subsidiaries during the quarter under review (Q1), the net addition was 2,740, taking the total number of employees to 133,560 as against 130,820 quarter ago and 114,822 a year ago.
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