Under the microscope for allegedly stealing jobs from the U.S., a number of high-tech firms in India have announced plans to ramp up their workforce stateside and in Europe.
HCL Technologies said it will hire 10,000 new employees in the U.S. and Europe within the next three years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Infosays Limited will increase double local U.S. and European workforce to 3,000 within the next year, and Tata Consultancy Services said it will hire 1,200 workers in the U.S. by March 2012. Wipro Limited has also announced that it is answering the call to hire more U.S. veterans with plans to hire 400 military members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The companies said they will be looking to hire sales, marketing and consulting professionals.
Meanwhile, Cognizant Technology Solutions has expanded its hiring of tech personnel in India and abroad, according to the Hindu Business Line.
Shankar Srinivasan, chief people officer of Cognizant, told the news agency the company is experiencing continued growth.
"This level of hiring indicates that we continue to see a robust pipeline and clients are not slowing down their decision making processes," Srinivasan added.