US-based companies have all been increasing their staff in India sparking a talent conflict with Indian IT services providers.
Sources said Indian delivery centres of these companies were on par with global resources and they were trying to create competence instead of acting as backend offices.
Other US-based companies like Target and Lowe’s are hiring engineers in India in areas like machine learning, big data analytics and networking.
“India is a hotbed for experimentation in digital technologies,” said Anand Subramaniam, engagement manager, Zinnov, a management consultancy and research firm.
Target India, which has 2,500 employees in India, will hire professionals in technology and areas such as marketing, supply chain and animation.
“We will hire talent with Java and Open Source capabilities and for niche areas with expertise in machine learning and neuro-linguistic programming. In addition to technology, India has a talent pool in computer-generated imagery and animation. Our marketing team is looking to expand our CGI capabilities and tap this pool,” said Shalini Natraj, head of HR at Target India.
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