'Recession is an opportunity'

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2008 11:53 hrs

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Chairman, Ganesh Natarajan, said recently that the world is facing an economic meltdown but the youth can turn it into an opportunity with their hard work and skill and face the situation.

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He was speaking at a panel discussion on global meltdown and imperative careers. Former chief executive of I-Flex Solutions Deepak Ghaisas, executive president of Aditya Birla Group Dev Bhattacharya, Future Capital Financial Services limited (HR) head Anooba Kini and computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar were present.

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He said that despite the economic meltdown, the information technology sector alone will recruit two-lakh IT professional this year.

"Last year, Zensar Technologies recruited around 600 IT professionals and this year, it will recruit 850 more," he said. Youth should have communication skills, understanding about the subject and general interest in all the things to achieve success, he added.

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The panel discussion was organised by Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd in collaboration with Global Talent Track and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture to educate the youth about the meltdown situation and career opportunities.

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