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Driven by digital, companies go on hiring spree; job offers touch pre-Covid levels

Source | | A Ragu Raman | Sindhu Hariharan | TNN

CHENNAI: As companies shift operations to digital post the pandemic, there has been a spike in job offers at college campuses across the state in the past four months. Recruitment returned to pre-Covid levels post September as companies begun digitisation of operations that increased the projects for IT and IT product companies, said HR professionals.

Some top colleges said they have crossed job offers for the corresponding period last year and companies are willing to pay more for students with coding and programming skills. Despite the pandemic and economic slowdown, companies have not reduced their usual pay packages, placement officers said. Firms now need digital-native freshers to work in new-age projects that involve digital engineering, cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), data analytics and cyber security.

The season, however, had a slow start as companies realigned to brace the pandemic and students took time to adapt to the new mode of online interviews and selection process.

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