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quarta-feira, junho 08, 2005

120,000 foreigners needed to plug India's skills gap

India faces a massive shortage of workers with European language skills over the next five years which could see the country needing to recruit up to 120,000 foreigners.

The language skills deficit is revealed in a new report by research firm Evalueserve, which calculates that no more than 40,000 Indians will have a European language specialisation other than English.

As demand for offshore services increases from continental European countries, the study claims this will leave a shortage of 120,000 workers who specialise in a non-English European language.

Many of these multilingual professionals will have to be recruited from continental Europe to work in the IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) offshore industry, for jobs involving the collection of information, working on non-English documents, voice-based services and transaction processes.



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