Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cognizant set to hire 25,000 personnel in 2011 

Cognizant is set to hire 25,000 professionals in 2011 as it aims to match the company's recruitment figure of last year. This was told by R Chandrasekaran, president & managing director of the company at an inauguration ceremony of its new tech park at Bantala. The park is spread across 20 acres in Bantala special economic zone. The first phase has a capacity to accommodate 4000 workers which is 65000 square feet of area. 2000 professionals are already working there. After the completion of the construction 16000 professionals would be able to work there.

Rs 2000 crores have been invested so far in the construction of its first phase.

1 Lakh people are working globally for Cognizant. 8000 of techies are employed in Kolkata where its operations started in 1996 with only 16 professionals.

The President and Managing Director also said that the demand was strong in the industry which will be continuing in future also.
The company aims to focus on emerging economies like India, Middle East, Australia and ASEAN countries apart from US and Europe. 
Source: The Economic Times 

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