KPMG looks to hire 9,000 employees in India
The management consulting team of KPMG is looking to hire nearly 8,000-9,000 people in India, a tenth of them to be deployed on projects overseas, as they see global clients increasingly want one of the Big Four audit firms to implement solutions and demonstrate results for the strategy guidance it gives them.
KPMG is consolidating its global delivery capability in India, its largest offshore base, hiring engineers and executives to deliver on the promises its consultants make to clients.
Analysts said that KPMG joins the other Big Four auditing firms such as Deloitte and E&Y in building an offshore base as they increasingly compete with global and Indian tech services players such as IBM, Accenture and Tata Consultancy Services in delivering technology services.
India’s traditional IT services companies are seeing a revival of business from clients globally, making them resume hiring in thousands to cater to the demand. At the same time, they are also witnessing their clients and other global multinationals set up captives and poach from them to deliver on the newer digital areas.