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Capgemini to Arm Global Operations with Indian Talent

French technology consultancy Capgemini has reportedly decided to fill up vacant senior positions in its global offices with Indian talent.

Already one of the largest private sector employers in India, Capgemini will add 25,000 more employees to its payroll in the country, including senior staff, reported India’s financial daily The Economic Times, citing comments by the company’s CEO for India, Ashwin Yardi.

By the end of this year, it will hire 10,000 fresh graduates from the country’s major technology schools. It is also looking for people with experience in running startups as part of its strategy designed to foster what it calls ‘startup culture’.

In February 2017, Capgemini announced that it would reskill Indian engineers for the wave of incoming automation technologies. Soon, it launched a pilot program to reskill the Indian staff. It seems most of those who underwent training have been promoted to senior positions.

More than 11,000 employees have been promoted so far, according to Indian newspaper reports.

More than a half of Capgemini’s global workforce is based in India, with the outsourcer running delivery centers in just about every major city across the country.

These days, the French company is increasingly focusing on digital transformation services, which is currently account for more than 40% of its revenue.

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Meanwhile, tech hiring in India is on the rise, as the South Asian country has turned out to be the major supplier of technology talent to the world’s growing digital hubs.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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