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Cognizant to let go of 350 senior hands earning Rs 80 lakh-1.2 crore to bring down costs

Most of these employees are based out of India. The ...

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    Many of those laid off were mid- or upper-level techies, with low lateral skills for other industries.

    Nasscom’s lobbying spends have risen significantly since 2015. It fluctuated between $40,000 and $150,000 between 2010 and 2014. But the tightening visa environment in the later years of US president Barack Obama and then Donald Trump appears to have compelled India’s IT industry to strengthen lobbying.

    The profiles in demand include information security analysts, cloud engineers, network analysts, cybersecurity experts, digital transformation consultants, data governance experts, digital marketing specialist, data scientists, blockchain developers and AI specialists.

    Prior to Vodafone, Hyttenrauch spent seven years at Capgemini, holding leadership roles that included Deputy CEO, Global Infrastructure Services, and Global Sales Officer and CEO of the UK and Nordics Outsourcing Business Unit.

    Demand for people with training in AI, machine learning, robotics, blockchain will double in 2020.

    Cognizant Digital Business President Malcolm Frank announced that Mark Tayylor who was earlier serving as Global Customer Engagement Lead at Capgemini, has joined Cognizant Interactive as the new Senior Vice President and Global Practice Leader. Taylor brings decades of industry expertise across a variety of sectors, particularly in consumer products.

    Cognizant has cut the bench time for employees, opening up the possibility of more exits.

    The firm had planned to increase hiring in its sales vertical to build a 500-strong team that will target niche deals in digital services.

    Content moderation work involves tasks like filtering a video, image or text with hate messages, which could end up hurting organisations, businesses or others. Globally, this type of work has received criticism due to the high stress levels and long working hours, often leading to an unhealthy work-life balance.

    Cognizant, in a statement, said: “Cognizant recently terminated this employee of approximately five months tenure with the company for performance reasons and based on client feedback. Our decision is consistent with the terms of our contracts with all of our employees.” Recently, Cognizant had announced that it would cut thousands of jobs.

    The number of aspirants being duped by racketeers has increased this year as offers for freshers have gone up.

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