Infosys to hire 55,000 freshers, focus on reskilling & training

Salil Parekh says that the new graduates should prepare themselves to reskill in a short period of time

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Infosys, the second largest IT company in India is planning to hire 55,000 new freshers. In the wake of growth in the IT sector, Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys said at a NASSCOM event that the Indian tech major will be giving opportunity to new graduates in tech roles.

In this hiring spree, 52,000 freshers will be taken on in India, while another 3,000 will be hired at other global locations. Parekh also revealed that the Indian multinational is targeting a revenue growth of 20 per cent and the newly hired freshers should prepare themselves to get reskilled and trained in a short duration of time.

In the next financial year, Infosys plans to recruit an even bigger number of freshers.

Parekh also revealed that the Company focuses on a lot of reskilling and training activities. The newly-hired graduates will be trained for six to 12 weeks before being assigned to live projects. Parekh, also revealed that the Company keeps reskilling its existing staff from time-to-time to keep them relevant.

According to Parekh, the technology cycle has become shorter now and the new graduates will need to reskill themselves every three to five years to stay updated.

Infosys is on a great growth runway which will be primarily led by the services built around the cloud. The Company’s primary focus at this time will be the reskilling and upskilling of the workforce.

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