Mahindra Satyam to hire 3,000 techies
Monday, 13 September 2010, 02:48 Hrs | 6 Comments
New Delhi: Nearly 20 months after a freeze on hiring in the wake of founder and former chairman B Ramalinga Raju's 14,000 crore accounting fraud, Satyam Computers - now known as Mahindra Satyam - is visiting campuses across the country to recruit 3,000 fresh graduates. This is first time that Mahindra Satyam, the new brand entity of Satyam, will visit campuses to hire talent after the Satyam Computer scam erupted in January, 2009. The company had to freeze campus hiring after Raju's accounting fraud left it on the brink of collapse. "We are going to recruit close to 3,000 entry-level associates and at the same, we will look at hiring across various technologies and competencies. We will visit campuses and begin the process from the next month," Mahindra Satyam Head of Recruitment M V Sridhar said. At present, the company employs about 30,000 people. In April, 2009, Mahindra Group's IT arm, Tech Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Satyam and rebranded it as Mahindra Satyam. "With the brand Mahindra Satyam winning back clients and getting repeat business from existing clients, we think this is the right time to visit the campuses and hire talents," Sridhar said. Working with renewed vigour under trying circumstances, Mahindra Satyam has secured nearly 35 new clients over the last 20 months since the Satyam scam broke out in January, 2009. The company had also secured an extension of contracts with existing clients such as GE and GlaxoSmithKline. It has also worked on projects including the Fifa World Cup.