Sunil Jose, Country Head, Salesforce has recently shared that about 3.3 million new jobs on Salesforce ecosystem will be created globally and out of these, jobs created in India will be nearly one-third of the total.
The US-based customer relationship management (CRM) service provider has clients like Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant utilizing their solution and claims that the growing adoption of its platform in the country has the potential to create as many as 1.1 million new jobs by the year 2022.
Although the numbers seem to be high, Salesforce is working on meeting the demand it foresees and is enabling students and others to equip themselves for these new jobs. Recently, it partnered with ICT Academy, a government of India initiative, to train and certify educators from more than 200 institutes across India. Through a free online learning platform, Trailhead, Salesforce will train over 1,00,000 students and equip them with the skills required by large and small businesses in today's job market. Salesforce and the ICT Academy will also conduct workshops to train educators across ICT Academy’s member institutions in India.
Salesforce’s announcement about creating more number of jobs reiterates the statement the Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made a few days back. He wrote on Twitter:
"President NASSCOM @debjani_ghosh_ met me. We discussed issues pertaining to IT industry of India. She informed me that Indian IT industry is set to grow at 8% to $167 Billion in 2018 offering direct jobs to 3.97 million people, which is an addition of 1,05,000 employees over 2017.”
The Indian IT industry is expected to grow at 8 percent to USD 167 billion this year. Further, the industry will look forward to hiring over 1 lakh people in 2018.
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