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Lay Offs in India

 
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Is it true that Top Indian IT firms are doing lot of Layoff's though they dont release the news. I have been hearing like the Lay off's are in thousands every week
 
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I am much suspicious aboout the number but YES lay off is started in INDIA.
 
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Some of the medium to large size companies have fired non-performer and on-contract people who are on bench.
 
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Some links which I regularly keep checking...

http://layofftracker.blogspot.com/

http://www.laidoff.in/wordpress/

http://jobeehive.com/company/layoffs

Not recommended at the start of the work day, except you enjoy 'schadenfreude'.

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Some of the medium to large size companies have fired non-performer and on-contract people who are on bench.



While this is true, at times performers also can get sacked for other reasons like being too expensive, the project is no longer funded, bad luck, etc.
 
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Employees are fired for every silly reason

- Not in time
- Not dressed as per company policies
- did not fill in appraisal forms
- did not comit code to version control through functionality complete
- 2 minor bugs in UAT

I have been hearing this from my old collegues, As soon as the project is over people are fired without delay, there is no waiting period for next project, the numbers are 100's each week.some companies are offering half paid vacation to top executives
 
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Yes lay offs are started in India. I know few people who are laid off for no strong reason.
 
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My previous company has sacked 50+ people in last two days - total
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
My previous company has sacked 50+ people in last two days - total



You act surprised or shocked. After the dot com burst(after 2000) and before the offshoring wave, this was the norm in India. I have seen so many layoffs in US for the past 15 years that I see 50+ as a small number(compared to the hiring of 25,000 announced by Infosys this week).
 
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compared to the hiring of 25,000 announced



really was there a press release regarding this recruitment, i thought even this company was doing lay offs
 
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Originally posted by Sri Anand:


really was there a press release regarding this recruitment, i thought even this company was doing lay offs



I don't know whether the company is doing a PR stunt but this news was in the media just a few days ago.
Link
 
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Originally posted by Anand Prabhu:


I don't know whether the company is doing a PR stunt but this news was in the media just a few days ago.
Link



What I heard on one of the news channel is new recruitment is stopped in Infosys.
 
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Originally posted by Anand Prabhu:
You act surprised or shocked.


I am shocked. The total strength of the company is 300.
 
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are there any possibilites of finding another job pretty soon for people laid off ?
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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