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February 5, 2009

500,000 jobs lost in three months in India

The global meltdown and the consequent slowdown in the Indian economy took 5 lakh [500,000] workers off factory floors in the last three months of 2008, the labor bureau announced today after a study that covered 2,581 units.

The study reveals that between October and December last year, 5 lakh workers have lost jobs in sectors like textile and garment, metals and metal products, automobiles, gems and jewelery, transportation, construction and mining industries.

However, according to the study, IT and BPO increased employment rate marginally by 0.33 per cent, which does not match popular perception. As the entire sample covered 2,581 units, the number of IT companies could not have been too high and the finding is unlikely to mirror the full picture.

Source: The Telegraph Calcutta

January 13, 2009

India: Infosys Q3 net rises 33% on higher earnings growth

Filed under: FYI,India,IT,IT consulting,News — DF @ 3:16 pm
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According to TheHinduBusinessLine (India): “Infosys posted better-than-expected earnings growth for the December quarter aided by a weaker rupee and improved operational efficiencies, but missed its forecast in dollar terms hurt by volatile currencies.”

Infosys added 30 new clients during the quarter, and the gross employee addition was 5,997. Mr T.V. Mohandas Pai, Member of the Board, said the number of employees joining during the fiscal has been increased to 27,000 from 25,000.”

November 21, 2008

No layoffs in India, says AMD

According to ITExaminer: “AMD’s Indian employees can rest easy, as the company has no plans to follow up layoffs in the US with similar cuts in India.

AMD India managing director, Dasaradha Gude. said, “This is a global impact of economic slowdown, and AMD hopes to come back hard. It will affect India as well, but we are also at the hiring spree.” He added, “There are no such plans to have similar lay-offs in India.”

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