Sunday, June 7, 2009

Aegis BPO to hire 12000

At a time when the Bangalore versus Buffalo City debate spooks BPO employees in India, Essar Group's backoffice unit Aegis Ltd will augment its 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 currently 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 Limited Managing Director and Global CEO Aparup Sengupta said in Mumbai.

US President Barack Obama had last month announced end to years of tax incentives to those US companies, which create jobs overseas in places like Bangalore.

Instead, the incentives would go to those creating jobs inside the US, in places like the Buffalo city -- bordering Canada in upstate New York.

"The Ruias-led company has earmarked a capital expenditure of USD 30-35 million this year, excluding cost on infrastructure," he said.

Despite the downturn, Aegis is eyeing a turnover of over USD 550 million and aims to grow by over 50 per cent in FY10.

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