Ernst & Young (EY), the Anglo-American multinational professional services company, will hire about 9,000 technology professionals in India, in 2021, as it focusses on digital expansion to help serve its clients better. The Company already has a more than 50,000-strong workforce in the country, with 36 per cent of the staff from the STEM fields. It now plans to hire techies with knowledge in various emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics and cybersecurity.
The Company is looking at developing and broadening its range of new digital proprietary tools and solutions in India, which it will scale across firms and locataions in the near future.
New hires will be taken on across all EY member firms and global delivery centres. In 2019, EY had acquired C Centric, a CRM solutions and services provider, and the year before that, it had acquired Fortune Cookie UX Design. Both acquisitions were part of its digital transformation journey, which involves design thinking, user experience (UX) design, usability and building user-centric digital ecosystems.
In the UK, EY has reported revenue growth, with distributable profits before tax going up by £20 million to £479 million. The Company had performed very well in the first nine months of the financial year, before the pandemic, with UK fee income rising by five per cent, to £2.6bn by June 2020.