IBM to increse headcount in India

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New York, Dec 18: IBM Corporation is planning to increase its headcount in India.

Most of the growth in IBM's head count will be in India and China, besides, other emerging markets, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, quoting a person familiar with the hiring process. The employment growth in IBM, which is based in Armonk, upstate New York, comes despite the fact that the company's specialty printer business was sold earlier this year. IBM has been employing people continually in emerging markets.

Its total work force in the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) will approach a figure of 1,00,000 by the year-end. The figure is well over the 85,000 at the end of 2006. According to the newspaper, the corporation employed 355,000 people around the world.

Edward Barbini, a spokesperson of the company, confirmed the news to the newspaper. He said some of the emerging markets' employment reflects outsourcing of services, software development and manufacturing work.


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