ACS to ramp up India headcount by 1,000 by mid ‘09

ACS to ramp up India headcount by 1,000 by mid ‘09


New Delhi: Amid gloomy scenario in the global job markets, hiring in India is continuing at a strong pace with world’s largest business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services planning to recruit 1,000 people in the next 6-8 months in the country.

“We are looking to increase our headcount by 1,000 employees in India in the next 6-8 months, out of which about 500 would be employed in our new facility at Noida, which is in the process of being set up," ACS India country head and vice president Aman Mustafa said.

The company is in the process of setting up a new facility in Noida, while it already has offices in Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai and the total employee strength of the company is around 5,000 in the country. Bangalore operations have about 2,800 people and around 1,800 people are stationed in Kochi.

“Despite the global economic crisis our business has not been affected and our existing and new clients have been approaching us for services to reduce their costs," Mustafa said.

Mustafa further said that ACS Inc’s balance sheet is stable with strong cash flows amid the economic downturn, even as its shares have taken a beating at the New York Stock Exchange. The global firm has a market capitalization of over $3.86 billion.

Recently, a host of firms, including Metlife India, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, State Bank of India, Larsen and Toubro are planning to recruit over 70,000 people in the country.