Nasscom in a statement has said that the top 5 IT firms of India will be adding 96,000 new jobs. In FY21, the IT industry hired almost 138,000 people and has a strong plan for FY22. At present, 250,000 people are getting upskilled in digital skills and 40,000 have been hired. Nasscom pointed out that the BPM industry of India hires 1.4 mn people and not 9 mn as reported by a BoA study. As of March 2021, the IT-BPM sector has employed 4.5 mn people.
TataSky has signed a long-term on-demand enterprise deal with WeWork. As per the deal, TataSky’s 250 employees can work at any of WeWorks locations, starting May 2021. The on-demand enterprise service has provisions of a microsite that allows them to seamlessly book workspace, conference rooms, parking, and other amenities. Since lockdown, WeWork has seen 10% growth with a sale of 10,000 desks in just the Jan-March period.
Microsoft made Chief executive Satya Nadella the chairman of its board, strengthening his grip on the tech giant. Nadella after taking over as a CEO in the year 2014 has been credited for bringing new energy to the company. In his early days, Nadella laid off 14% of the workforce for restructuring and directed Microsoft’s focus towards cloud computing. Ever since Microsoft thrived on software – Windows and Office.
Cyber threat intelligence company, Cyble has hired Rishi Mehta as their new CISO. The company specialises in empowering global organisations with dark web, cybercrime monitoring and mitigation services. Mehta is a veteran with experience of over two decades. He formerly worked with Target for six years as Senior Director, Technology. He has also worked with Religare, CitiFinancial, and Genpact. At Cyble he is expected to manage infosec functions.
UST, a digital transformation solutions provider, wants to double its staff in Hyderabad and hire 1000 more workers by end of the year 2023. With a team of 250 staff members, UST’s Hyderabad centre debuted in the year 2018. UST has onboarded 500 employees using the virtual onboarding process since the pandemic-induced lockdown in 2020, with all workers working remotely, according to Harilal Neelakantan, Center head for UST, Hyderabad.
Infosys, in FY21, added approximately 3,000 people in the United States, bringing the total to 30,938. However, in Europe, the overall number of people employed fell to 16,412, down from 17,671 the year before. Infosys has already surpassed its goal of hiring 10,000 Americans, which was set up in 2017. Infosys has opened technology and innovation centers in Indiana, North Carolina, and Connecticut in the last three years.
Infosys is integrating its own platform and CoWIN to make the vaccination process easier for employees and families. Last month new guidelines were released for the integration of CoWIN with third-party platforms. India has been increasing the speed of vaccination with 24.9 cr citizens having received the jabs. Glitches on CoWIN are also being ironed out and users can make corrections to errors in name, DoB, and gender, on the CoWIN website.