'To Work in the U.S.', Facebook Hires Indian Talents
Bangalore: Facebook makes another benchmark in India by hiring software engineers from India for its U.S. posts. Recently, Facebook has made a big flag in India by hiring an engineer student from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology for 1.3 crore. Rather than sending their Indian employees for particular projects at other countries, reportedly, not even a single company has been recruited Indians to 'work in the U.S.'
"It is unusual and I haven't seen anything like this," said the Chair of Industry Body Nasscom's software product forum, Sharad Sharma quoted by Times of India. The advertisement appeared in the TOI newspaper last week. This open invitation pointed 86 open positions in software engineering in different U.S. states like Chicago, Dulbin (Ireland), New York and Seattle. Applicants are asked to attend an online coding challenge.
Successful candidates have to attend a phone interview also. According to the TIO reports the online test will be conducted in partnership with InterviewStreet. The startup InterviewStreet is one of the consultant firms of Facebook. It was founded by NIT graduate, Vivek Ravhishankar in Tiruchirappalli.
The California based social networking site did not even comment on the news. But there is no wonder if Facebook desires to include more Indian talents in its workforce. With a 46 million users here, India is one of the highest- growing markets for Facebook. The desired results at their development centre in Hyderabad office might have turned them to employ more Indian talents for the U.S., says Country Head for the Human Capital Practice at the Indian Arm of Audit and Advisory KPMG, Ganesh Shermon to TOI. He had called it as an ‘interesting development’. Last year, Facebook had hired an NIT- Warangal graduate in campus selection for its Palo Alto office.
The Founder and CEO of Virginia-based technology staffing company, Corp-Corp, Prabhakaran Murugaiah views it is because of the talent shortage in the global economy. As the unemployment in the technology sector has became only 3.7 percent, the talent available for current skills in demand is practically zero. He said to TOI.
Wherein India domestic software firms are not able to get work permits for Indian employees in abroad as the visa scrutiny gets high. Facebook has earlier filed for an initial public offering (IPO) which is estimated to worth it at $100 billion.
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