Eyeing expansion, global professional service major PwC has announced to onboard as many as 10,000 people within five years in India. The announcement marks the 150th anniversary of the global firm.
According to the company, the new jobs will be created in priority areas including cloud, digital, analytics, cyber and emerging technologies. The firm also said that it looks like it can achieve this number within three to four years.
The accounting firm, which is one of the Big Four, has been making investments in the areas of technology and management consulting, risk and deals. It is also looking to deepen existing problem-solving capabilities and add scale via acquisitions in India.
The company is also expanding geographically, and has opened three offices in 2022 alone. The firm said it aspires to become ‘relevant' to India Inc's growth plans. “We remain relentlessly focused on playing our part in realizing India's ambition of becoming a $5 trillion economy,” Sanjeev Krishan, Chairman, PwC in India said.
IT jobs are some of the most well paid jobs in India, as per a report by jobs website, Hirect India. Those who work in the backend as programmers, security experts and more are the best paid within the IT sector.
“After a sharp decline in April and a flattening out in May, India's hiring trends hit a high in June, progressing across various industries,” the Hirect report said.
The area that created the most jobs in 2021-2022 however is not IT but the sales function, with a 27% share in all jobs created. IT came second with 20.6%. Marketing is the third largest job creator for the year.