Bangalore: Infosys Technologies on Tuesday said the number of employees at its business process outsourcing subsidiary, Infosys BPO, fell by as much as 386 in the third quarter of this financial year.
For the third quarter ended 31 December 2008, the employee strength of Infosys BPO stood at 16,941, while in the previous quarter the company had 17,327 employees.
Thus, quarter-on-quarter Infosys BPO has recorded an headcount loss of 386 employees or 2.27%.
However, on a year-on-year basis there has been a rise of 1,546 employees.
Meanwhile, the employee strength of Infosys Technologies increased by 2,772 employees in October-December 2008 over June-September 2008, and by over 14,477 employees in the third quarter 2008-09 over the year-ago period.
During the quarter ended 31 December 2008, Infosys and its subsidiaries hired 5,997 employees, while the net addition was 2,772.
“We have seen a decline in attrition this quarter,” Infosys’ director (Human Resources) Mohandas Pai said while announcing the third-quarter results and added “we have enhanced our investment in training and certification as part of our efforts to improve productivity and capability”.