New Delhi: French IT services provider Capgemini is looking to hire about 24,000 people in 2021. These include laterals as well as fresh hires from campuses. The recruitment numbers are almost the same as last year.

The company will hire candidates in skills like Cloud, digital, Big Data, cybersecurity, data science, Java, SAP, Oracle and testing. “The client demand is high in these areas,” Anil Singh, VP and head of talent acquisition – India, Capgemini told ET.

“At Capgemini, we have a robust hiring plan,” he said.

In the first half of 2020, the IT player hired 9,500 people, including freshers and laterals. In the second half, the company has hired another 13,500 experienced and young professionals, Singh said.

The hiring numbers are likely to be similar to last year’s, with no impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its hiring ramp up plan. The company is adding new campuses this year along with visiting regular engineering colleges, all through virtual mode.

Capgemini usually visits premier institutes including the IITs, NITs, government and private technical institutes like College of Engineering Pune, Birla Institute of Technology and Services (Pilani), Amity and Vellore Institute of Technology.

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