AGR DUES: Why Vodafone Idea shutdown is unlikely

Vodafone Idea, one of the top telecom operators in India, is likely to deposit Rs 2,500 cr towards the demands raised by the Department of Telecom related to revenue share under India’s telecom license rules, according to industry sources. The company has been served with a total demand of over Rs 53,000 cr. Meanwhile, Bharti […]

India tops world in job loss worries, Indian firms least trusted

A survey by global image consultants Edelman has found that Indians are significantly more worried about losing their jobs than people in any other country, while those in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands and Germany are the least worried. The survey, which was conducted among 34,000 people in 28 countries, also found that Indian companies were […]

No salary hikes to BSNL employees – Govt

The government of India today clarified that it will not be implementing any pay revision for the employees of state-owned telecom provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd as the company has failed to meet the profitability criteria applicable for all government enterprises. BSNL has racked up tens of thousands of crores of accumulated losses since 2009-10 […]

Results for 66,600 railway exams by next month: RailMin

Ministry of Railways has announced that it will release by next month the result panel for 66,604 vacancies for which Railway Recruitment Board exams were conducted in 2018. Out of these 66,604 vacancies for which panels will published, around 10,000 are for so-called Level 1 jobs, while the others are for ‘Group C’ jobs. Level […]

IT, BPO hiring continues to be strong despite slowdown – Naukri index

New jobs posted on Naukri.com, India’s largest recruitment website, showed an increase of 8% in September compared to the same month last year. However, the headline number was boosted by strong demand for IT and BPO professionals, even as other sectors showed weakness. The biggest declines were shown in the automobile sector, which saw 20% […]

Electronics, Apparel, Retail & Telecom best courses for jobs -PMKVY

‘How to get a job’ may be the most pressing question for youngsters in India today, and going by PMKVY data, the best courses for getting a job today are electronics and hardware, apparel, retail, telecom and logistics. This insight is based on the placement and salary data collected by National Skill Development Corporation, the […]

Bombay High Court upholds Maratha reservations

Potentially marking a new era in provision of reservations in India, the Bombay High Court has upheld the provision of a reserved quota for Maratha community in educational institutions and government jobs. It has, however, asked the government to bring down the percentage of reservation to 13%. With this, the total percentage of reserved seats […]

TeamLease acquires Hyderabad-based IT staffing business

Recruitment firm TeamLease Services Ltd said it entered into an agreement with HR services company E Centric Solutions Private Ltd to acquire its IT staffing business. Incorporated in 2014, Hyderabad-based E Centric currently has over 100 core employees, 880 associates deployed across more than 20 clients. It reported a revenue of over Rs 45 crore […]

Job situation improves — Naukri bi-annual survey

A six-monthly survey conducted among recruiters by India’s biggest classifieds job site, Naukri.com, has showed a marked improvement in recruiter sentiments. The survey, which focuses on hiring predictions for the next six months, shows improvement in almost all areas compared to last year, including possibility of job creation, increment levels and so on. The biggest […]

Vodafone Idea to eliminate 16,000 distributors, shut 2,000 showrooms

Vodafone Idea, the company formed out of the merger of the former No.2 and No.3 telecom operators in India, said it will eliminate around 16,000 distributors, close over 2,000 branded stores in urban areas and slash the number of call centers by more than half. The moves are aimed at reducing operating costs and helping […]

Infosys to open 1000-employee center in Arizona

Infosys said it will open a ‘Technology and Innovation Hub’ in the US state of Arizona and hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2023. Infosys said it has hired 5,874 American workers in the last 16 months. Arizona center will focus on autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IOT), full-stack engineering, data science and cyber security. […]

HCL to recruit over 1,000 finance graduates in Vijayawada

HCL SSHS, a joint venture between HCL Technologies and US-based State Street Corporation, said it plans to recruit over 1,000 graduates and post-graduates in commerce, accountancy and finance for its new office in Ganavaram, Vijayawada. The new office has been set up at Medha Tech Park and will be dedicated to finance-related processes such as Capital Markets […]

2,00,000 Indians abroad forced to return home in four years

Even as the United Arab Emirates prepares to ship thousands of undocumented Indian workers home, numbers from the external affairs ministry reveal that a total of about 1.7 lakh Indians have been forced to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council countries alone since 2014. Another 30,000 have been forced to return from other countries, taking the […]

TCS to change campus hiring program from this year; make it ‘agile’

Tata Consultancy Services, the country’s largest private sector employer, said it plans to make some changes to its methodology used to hire fresh graduates from campuses from this year. Speaking to BTVI, HR head Ajoyendra Mukherjee said campus hiring for the next financial year (2019-20) will start in August or September. “More and more, even […]