Global IT services company DXC Technology plans to hire 5,000 technology graduates from campuses in India next year as part of its growing focus in the region.
DXC Technology, formed in 2017 through the merger of Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) and the enterprise services business of Hewlett Packard, has nearly 40,000 employees in India of its global employee base of 138,000.
“We haven’t been active in the college scene for the last couple of years…but now we are targeting all premier institutions. We will be primarily looking for analytics and software skills that suit the deep engineering work we do," Vinod Bagal, executive vice president, Global Transformation at DXC, said in an interview.
Human capital has been one of the key focus areas for DXC Technology since its new chief executive Mike Salvino came on board in September this year.
“We need to focus more on our people and strengthening our employee value proposition. Our people need to be clear about their career path at DXC, the opportunities to work with new clients and also the opportunities for reskilling and retraining," he had said in an earnings call on 11 November.
Salvino has chalked out a new strategy for the company wherein the focus will be on helping customers across the entire enterprise technology stack that includes Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing (ITO), cloud and security services, applications and industry IP, data, analytics and engineering services, and advisory.
Among verticals, DXC Technology in India focuses on insurance, banking, manufacturing and healthcare. Globally, the company has operations across the Americas, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK, Ireland, Israel, Middle East, and Africa.
For the quarter ended September, DXC Technology reported revenues of $4.8 billion, down 3.2% from $5.01 billion reported in the previous year. It reported a net loss of $2.1 billion compared with a profit of $259 million in the same period last year.