Riding the emerging tech wave and flooded with new funding, many Indian companies, startups and unicorns like were on a spree this year to hire top-class talent to lead critical functions in their companies. Reports have suggested that the average salary for these senior positions is around ₹60 lakh.
In this article, we list down the top hiring and recruitment announcements made by companies in India in 2019:
HTC Global Services is planning to recruit up to 3,000 techies in India in the coming two years as part of taking its revenue target to $1 billion by the end of 2020. The US-based IT services company has a strong employee base across its development centres in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru.
Snapdeal announced that it will be expanding its technology team and hiring 120 engineers to work in fields related to machine learning, gamification and personalisation. The e-commerce platform said that this development was a part of their Snapdeal 2.0 strategy.
Unicorns like Oyo, Swiggy and Zomato hired 214 persons from different background for top leadership positions. These startups are hiring from leading companies in sectors like FMCG, BFSI, e-commerce and IT.
Tech behemoth IBM has recently downsized 300 employees from their services division. IBM has taken this drastic step to “re-invent” itself and meet the changing needs of their customers. The company wants to focus more on emerging technology capabilities such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud, among others.
Bangalore-based analytics solutions provider Visionet Systems plans to hire around 800 within six months to expand India operations. The company which is experiencing high-growth in double digits is planning to diversify its solutions portfolio and venture into emerging technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality.
PayPal is expanding in India swiftly and is clearly looking at flexing its muscles in the rapidly growing cashless market here. The company this week announced the launch of its global technology centre. It was reported that their new Hyderabad facility would have over 100 engineers across roles in emerging tech.
Micron Technology has grand plans to increase its hiring in India four times, specifically in the research and development sector over the next two years. The $30 billion company recently set up its R&D operations in Hyderabad which is supporting its global manufacturing operations.
EY announced that they are set to hire over 14,000 new employees in India for their Global Delivery Services centres in the country. EY reportedly wants to reinforce their technology and consultancy services delivery network.