IT slowdown: Engg grads unemployment risk

It isn’t intended to crush young dreams. But for over a million engineering students who are stepping into placement season this month, Nasscom President Som Mittal’s confirmation that IT hiring will indeed decline 22% to 1.8 lakh this year does just that. “Ten years ago,…

IT hiring may drop by 17% this fiscal: Nasscom

Rising automation and low attrition in IT sector may act as a dampener for job seekers with industry body Nasscomexpecting hiring to decline by up to 17 per cent to 1,50,000 in the current fiscal. The 108-billion dollar Indian IT-ITeS sector provides employment to about 3…

Kerala targets 3,000 new IT companies by 2020

 Kerala aims to have at least 3,000 IT companies by 2020 under the state’s new Seed Support System for early-stage investment to assist new entrepreneurs under the new IT policy of nurturing “one product startup a day”, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Sunday. Speaking via video link…

LinkedIn study reveals why people hate their jobs

More or less everyone has a grudge or two against their job. LinkedIn has brought out some reasons as to why employees may be hating their job, the Huffington Post reported. A recent study by Dale Carnegie Training showed that nearly 75% of workers are…

The end of the Indian IT Industry as we know it?

Over the past couple few weeks, I have been reading & thinking about the salary hikes that the companies are doling out. This year, it has been challenging to provide “good” pay hikes to most of the employees and most of them are ending up…

10 top IT skills for 2013 revealed

Recruiting firm CyberCoders has released new data about the skills most in demand for the highest paying technology jobs this year. The company analysed over 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements to compile the list of the hottest skills in the tech space.  Data…