Hiring seems to be looking up, globally. In the US, FedEx is hosting a National Hiring Day this week, in Atlanta. The plan is to recruit about 5,400 people. The American multinational is offering attractive salaries, day and night shifts and full-time job opportunities across the US. All those who are at least 18 years old and are keen to get trained and grow their careers, may apply. There is no minimum education qualification required. The candidates will of course be screened for drug use and criminal records.
In Singapore, DBS Bank is all set to hire 150 people for tech roles through its virtual hackathon, which will test the abilities of the candidates. Through this online event, Hack2Hire, the Bank hopes to select suitable candidates for developer and engineering roles. The Bank is gearing to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) along with blockchain technologies.
This is the fourth edition of the hackathon, which did not take place last year owing to the pandemic. In the past, the Bank has been able to take on about 120 people through the hackathons. The last date to apply is October 17. The Bank had earlier announced 140 vacancies for women at the ‘DBS Women in Tech’ virtual career fair, in May 2021.
Earlier this month, Amazon had revealed plans to hire 55,000 people for corporate and technology roles across the globe, with over 40,000 to be hired in the US alone, and the rest in India, Germany and Japan. Its virtual Career Day took place on September 16.
In India, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune have been witnessing double digit growth in hiring activity. That means, the real-estate market is also set to grow in these cities. The IT sector accounts for the maximum vacancies. Also, opportunities have come up with many organisations expanding into tier 2 and tier 3 cities. Additionally, many multinationals have opened their global capability centres in India, creating more job opportunities.
TCS, Infosys and Wipro are among the IT firms that have been hiring aggressively. There is a surge in demand for application developers, salesforce developers, site reliability engineers and lead consultants.