No pink slips, job cuts..Cos on hiring spree in India

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New Delhi, Nov 19: Pink slips, layoffs, termination....are the terms in the news recently. These words have conveyed bad news to many employees. But to give you some relief, here are the list of companies that are hiring. According to bank chairman O P Bhat, SBI will hire 25,000 fresh recruitment in this fiscal year. 20,000 in the clerical cadre and 5,000 supervisory staff. Bank of India will hire 10,000 over the next few months. This, on top of over 30,000 fresh recruits in 2008-09. The bank has planned to rope in 75,000 employees in the next two years.

Accenture is planning to hire 10,000 people in India by 2010, says COO Stephen J Rohleder.

Around 3,500 recruitments in India are scheduled by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, top global management consultants. MetLife, a new private insurance company, will recruit 30,000 agents and 2,000 managers by March 2009, says CEO Rajesh Relan.

Aegis BPO Services will add 1,000 people per month this fiscal.

Campus Recruitments

College students are also worried about the effects of global meltdown on campus recruitments. Heres something for the college students. IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta say all their students have got placements for next year. TCS will hire 30,000-35,000 people this year, says a spokesperson. TCS made 24,789 technical campus offers for 2009-10, a 13 per cent jump over this year.

Infosys is sticking to plans of hiring 25,000 people this fiscal, says CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan. Infosys has made around 20,000 offers for next year. Satyam plans to hire 8,000-10,000 people this fiscal, says HR head S V Krishnan. L&T will hire 10,000 people over the next three years, according to CMD A M Naik. Maruti has decided to hire 1,000 fresh hands despite the sluggishness in the auto sector, says a company spokesman.

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