Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is set to hire 40,000 freshers from Indian campuses, at a time when the economy is reeling under the effects of the pandemic and unemployment has risen. It is also gearing up to double its hiring in US campuses, so that it does not have to rely on H-1B and L-1 work visas.
The move to hire is a welcome surprise, given the fall in revenue in the last quarter. The Company has honoured all the offers that it had made to candidates from campuses last year. The onboarding of these candidates will begin this month. Interestingly, about 11,000 of these freshers have been taking courses on TCS’ online-learning platform, and have obtained at least one digital certification during the pandemic.
In the US, TCS will be looking for talented engineers, experienced professionals, as well as fresh graduates from the best business schools.
In the past six years or so, TCS has recruited more than 20,000 US nationals.
With the demand environment looking hopeful, the Company will be starting lateral hiring too, albeit selectively.
In the next five years, TCS plans to make sure that its employees, across the globe, are able to peak in terms of productivity, without spending too much time working from offices. It is working towards ensuring that its staff has to spend just about 25 per cent of their time at the workplace.