TCS to add 30,000 more jobs

By agencies   |   Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: The information Technology (IT) arm of the Tata Group, Tata Consultancy Services, added 21,140 employees during the previous financial year ended on March 2006. It is significantly higher than its initial projection of 13,500.

The IT giant currently has more than 62,000 employees in 34 countries. In a statement on its full-year earnings, TCS said it plans to add more than 30,000 to its head count over the next 12 months.

The recruitment forecast is an increase of more than 44 percent over the actual number of new employees hired last year.

Annoucing this, Head and Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific region, Girija Pande said, “Compared to the company’s worldwide growth, the region's growth is more.” Pande added that TCS has "ambitious growth rates" for the region but declined to give further details.

He revealed, however, that TCS plans to grow its head count in China from its current 400 to almost 6,000 in the next five years. "We want to create in China a mini TCS," he noted.

Pande also confirmed that the joint-venture company, formed together with Microsoft and three Chinese companies, is on track to start operations in Beijing this June.

Other regional projects in the pipeline for TCS include the launch of a new global-delivery center in Singapore by July, which will focus on banking technologies.


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