Software giant Oracle plans to increase its headcount in India to 10,000 this year by employing a further 1,400 staff in 15 cities.
The company’s current 8,600-strong workforce is spread across six locations, but Oracle wants to increase its overall headcount and establish a wider presence in the country.
The extra staff will work in most business areas, including sales, consulting, software development and customer support. As well as supporting local sales, a number of staff will support world operations. The jobs are not at the expense of jobs elsewhere.
Oracle’s largest research and development centre outside the US is already in India, and this is set to be expanded.
Both IBM and EDS recently announced they would be employing thousands more in India, as they cut jobs in western Europe and the US. Both SAP and Microsoft also recently announced an expansion in India.