While most of the tech giants are sacking employees to cut costs, Infosys most recently kicked out 600 freshers after they failed to clear an internal assessment test. Most of the fired employees were hired between July and August of 2022.
According to a report by Business Today, the termination came at a time when hundreds of freshers are already waiting for their joining dates at Infosys, even though they received the offer letter months ago.
"I started working at Infosys in August last year and I was given training for the SAP ABAP stream. Out of 150 in my team, only 60 people passed the FA exam. Rest all of us were terminated two weeks ago," a fresher hired in August 2022 told BT.
“From the previous batch (freshers who were onboarded in July 2022 ), nearly 85 freshers were terminated out of 150 after failing the test," added the fresher.
280 of the 600 were fired two weeks ago, the same report revealed. For the freshers, who are yet to receive their joining dates, the company has not given any clarity on the timeline of onboarding.
According to the company’s spokesperson, internal tests have always resulted in sackings. The quarterly result of Infosys shows that the company hired 6,000 freshers in the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY23).
In FY23, Infosys was gearing up to hire 50,000 people, out of which 40,000 have already been hired. Infosys Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy earlier said that the company would meet its hiring target by the year's end.