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IT cos sending staff back to Japan

K.V. Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on March 29, 2011 Published on March 29, 2011






Indian information technology companies, which had recalled their employees after the tsunami hit Japan, have begun sending their employees back to that country.

Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys have announced that their employees are reporting for duty in Tokyo and other client locations and company offices in the Far Eastern country.

“There will be some impact but the situation is certainly getting better. Now that things are looking up, we want our employees to go back. We have a lot of customers to support there,” Mr N Chandrasekharan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TCS, said.

Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director of Infosys, too said the company has asked employees based in Japan to go back. “Most of the 250 Indian employees have gone back. Those few who are left out will be leaving on Sunday,” he said.

The company has 150 more employees hired from the local market.

Both Mr Gopalakrishnan and Mr Chandrasekharan were here to take part in the five-day World Wide Web conference.

Mr Gopalakrishnan said the impact of Japan on the industry was very low. “It is less than 1 per cent of the contribution from the APAC region. Australia leads the group,” he said.

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Published on March 29, 2011
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