Boeing To Hire 800 Employees in India

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Boeing is set to hire 800 employees over the next two years in India. The company plans to take fresh hires on board for job functions ranging from core engineering to frontline factory workers, and also support functions such as human resources, top company executives said. While Boeing’s India operations will likely have 1,500 direct employees by the end of this year, the company also expects its partner firms to increase the count of  7,000 people working on its projects.

“We’ve set aspirations to have 25% of our footprint outside the U.S. We’ve focused on key target markets and obviously India is a big one of those,” Heidi Capozzi, Boeing’s senior vice-president for human resources globally, said.

Boeing 777-300

LiveMint reports that India’s booming aerospace industry represents a major opportunity for international firms operating in the space. The country is set to become the third-largest aviation market by 2025, a year earlier than expected, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association published in October.

Boeing will train new graduates. “People such as Aircraft maintenance engineers— there are a lot of them graduating but not enough [who are] trained,” Pratyush Kumar vice president of Boeing India, said. “We are building that right now and it should come online in the first quarter of next year,” he added.

 

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California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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