Friday, June 5, 2009

Aegis likely to hire 12,000 staff globally

Essar Group's back office unit Aegis said it will augment its global workforce by 12,000, summing up the total headcount to 43,000, by end of this fiscal. The company plans to hire 1,000 people every month in India and across United States, Philippines, Costa Rica and Africa where it has operations.

"We will be recruiting a thousand people every month, so this year we will add 12,000 to our workforce globally. We have already hired 3,000 people since the beginning of this fiscal," Aegis Ltd managing director and Global CEO Aparup Sengupta said.

"The Ruias-led company has earmarked a capital expenditure of $30-35 million this year, excluding cost on infrastructure," he said. Despite the global downturn, Aegis is eyeing a turnover of over $550 million and aims to grow by over 50% in 2009-10. "There is still an opportunity for outsourcing," Sengupta said.


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