Capgemini has announced its plans to hire up to 8,000 people this year for its delivery operations in India. Its hiring plans are very much in line with its publicly-stated vision of having the Indian workforce account for 50 per cent of its overall employee base in the next 2-3 years.
As of March 31, 2011, the €8.7-billion French IT services company had a total headcount of 1,12,127 employees. Last year, the company had increased its India headcount by around 20 per cent. This year also, the hiring is expected to be in the same range.
In addition to recruiting heavily from engineering campuses, the company will also look out for science graduates.
Capgemini now has about eight delivery centres in India and is looking to expand into smaller cities. Its first move in that direction was made couple of years ago when it set up a centre in Salem, Tamil Nadu, for providing finance and accounting BPO services to clients.
The company wants to operate on a hub-and-spoke model, targeting cities that are “just an overnight journey” from Chennai so that it does not have to invest in local management talent. Apart from servicing overseas customers, Capgemini also works with India-based companies. In November last year, the company had bagged a workshop management system contract from the Indian Railways.
Source: Business Line