Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Wipro BPO hiring 1,200 for Hyderabad centre in 6 months

Wipro BPO would be adding 1200 employees to its Hyderabad unit over the next 6 to 8 months. The employees would be graduates or under graduates from science and commerce background, the company said during a media conference.

The company is planning to hire about 8000 employees across its various campuses next year. Presently, the BPO unit has 22,600 employees on its roles, of which, 3,150 are located in its Hyderabad campus.

"We have seen some impact of the poor economic conditions in the US. But this should help us get more outsourced work," Ashutosh Vaidya, head of Wipro BPO said.

The company gets most of its business from the US market. Europe comes next in line. The contribution from other geographies to its earnings is marginal.

Wipro BPO had posted revenues of $290 million in the last fiscal year and contributes about 7 per cent to the parent company’s revenues.

Wipro BPO handles 123 processes for its customers in domains such as banking & capital markets, insurance, travel & hospitality, hi-tech manufacturing, telecom and healthcare sectors.

Vaidya felt that the anti-outsourcing sentiment prevalent in the US is a cause of concern. "Ultimately, it’s a business decision that our clients have to make," he said.


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