Tiruchirappalli: 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 on 28 April.
The problem is not the quantity of human resources available but quality personnel across the country, Cognizant president and managing director R Chandrasekaran said.
The company is taking 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.
Answering a query, Chandrasekaran said, Cognizant is evincing interest in tier II cities like Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and Kochi. Although the company is hosting its offices on foreign soil, almost 55% of the firm’s staff is from southern India.
The foreign locations include 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.