Oracle plans to raise its headcount in India to 10,000 this year by employing a further 1,400 staff across 15 cities.
The company's current 8,600-strong workforce is spread across six locations, but Oracle wants to increase its overall headcount and establish a wider presence in the country.
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The extra staff will work in most business areas, including sales, consulting, software development and customer support. As well as supporting local sales, a number of staff will support world operations.
Oracle’s largest research and development centre outside the US is already in India, and this is set to be expanded.
Last year, Oracle bought a 43% holding in Indian software company I-flex to further boost its position in the country.
Both IBM and EDS recently announced they would be employing thousands more in India, as they cut jobs in western Europe and the US. The extra Oracle jobs in India are not at the expense of jobs elsewhere.
Both SAP and Microsoft also recently announced an expansion in India.