Some more avenues will open for economically weak job seekers in Uttar Pradesh. Under a special programme, HCL Technologies will hire 200 such per sons, whose annual family income is less than Rs 1 lakh, across Uttar Pradesh. There will be no age bar.
HCL has already selected 12 candidates from over 1,000 applicants. “The basic idea is to tap talent locally. Noida even though in UP , still has 70% of its work force from Delhi and neighbouring cities. Now, we want to tap talent from Lucknow,“ Gupta said. He said Lucknow is on the th of becoming the new IT path of becoming the new IT hub in UP with the project undertaken by the state government along with HCL Technologies. The company has hired 600 young engineers for the IT hub here since October last year and aims to employ 5,000 more professionals. It will also create additional 25,000 jobs for engineers, HR and finance professionals, he added.
The company also plans to hire more women. “ At present, our work force has around 30% women and we want to increase it to 50%. And there will be no night shifts for women,“ he added.