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Mid-level IT jobs to face pressure in 2020; fresher hiring to remain robust

Large IT services companies such as Cognizant, Infosys, TCS and Wipro are looking at reducing their headcount, mostly mid and senior levels

Employee addition by top IT firms fall by three-fourth in FY18

Debasis Mohapatra Bengaluru
Though hiring of freshers in the information technology (IT) sector is expected to remain strong in 2020, those of mid- to senior-level professionals will continue to face pressure, owing to changing skill requirements. 

Job cuts at the latter levels are likely to continue through the next year as companies focus on changing their employee pyramid to optimise costs. Experts in the human resource (HR) consultancy space say, however, that despite these layoffs, the overall hiring number will not dip.

"IT (services) firms will continue to reduce their middle management. For every manager they (IT firms) send, they can easily hire three to

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 10:08 PM IST

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