Cognizant to recruit 18,000 IT experts

Tiruchirappalli, Apr 28 | Updated: Apr 29 2007, 05:30am hrs
Software firm Cognizant Technology Solutions will be recruiting about 18,000 IT professionals before the year end in addition to the present 38,000 workforce, a top company official said.

The problem is not the quantity of human resources available but quality personnel across the country, Cognizant President and MD R Chandrasekaran said.

He was speaking at a workshop jointly organised by Board of Apprenticeship Training, Southern Region and BHEL.

The software company was taking a multi-pronged approach to redress the constraint by running a training academy, organising job fairs and selecting people from institutions like Board of Apprenticeship Training, ministry of HRD, he said.

Cognizant was evincing interest in tier II cities like Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and Kochi, he added.

Although the company was hosting its offices on foreign soil, almost fifty percent of the firms staff were from south-ern India.

The foreign locations included two units in the US, one in China, one in Toronto, Canada and another at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides, the Indian company is also eyeing units in Eastern Europe.