Employees on bench can work in NGO: Infosys

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Nandan Nilekani
New York, Mar 25: Infosys is giving its employees a chance to do some act of philanthropy. With no much work for employees, the company is offering some of them an option to work with a non-profit organisation for a year and get paid half their salary by the IT major, its co-founder Nandan Nilekani has said.

Nilekani also said that the company with go on with the recruitment process amidst recession, but, 'very selectively'.

"In our industry, campus recruitment happens very early. Students who will be graduating and joining us this summer, we offered them jobs last March. So we have 18,000 offers out and we will be honouring those.

He also added that there would not be much work for the freshers and that is the reason the company has provided the option of working in NGO.

Nilekani also stated the company's plans of venturing into new sectors like pharmaceuticals, natural resources and media, and new geographies like emerging markets.

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