Latest Hiring News: Indian IT Firms Hired 25% Fewer Employees In FY20


Latest Hiring News: Indian IT Firms Hired 25% Fewer Employees In FY20

Latest Hiring News: Indiaโ€™s top five IT services companies- Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Tech Mahindra -hired 25% fewer employees in the fiscal year 2019-20, as automation picked up pace amid slower business growth and COVID-19 pandemic.

As compared to net hiring of 87,060 people in the financial year 2018-19, The five software services providers added a net 66,500 employees only. Together, they employ nearly 1.14 million people, a quarter of Indiaโ€™s 4.3 million technology workforce.

While organizations are trying to improve on their ability to deliver more with a lesser workforce, the subdued hiring trend is expected to prevail this year as well on account of COVID-19.

No. of employees in tier-I IT firms in the last 5 yrs

Company Net
FY20 Attrition (In %) Net addition FY19 Attrition (In %)
TCS 24179 448464 12.1 29287 424285 11.3
Infosys 14248 242371 20.7 24016 228123 20.4
HCL Technologies 12458 150423 16.3 17884 137965 17.7
Wipro 11461 182886 14.7 7598 171425 17.6
Tech Mahindra 4154 125236 19 8275 121082 21
Total 66500 87060

Indiaโ€™s top five IT services companies have promised to honor job offers already rolled out but have put on new hiring in the wake of the pandemic. For instance, although HCL Tech stated it would hire 15,000 freshers, it has frozen lateral hiring.

The pandemic is expected to have a short-term impact on job creation during the current fiscal year, but the declining trend in job creation is likely to continue due to the IT sectorโ€™s changing business model, analysts said.

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