Amazon plans to hire more in India

Amazon plans to hire more in India. During a call with investors, Amazon’s Director-Investor relations announces this.

Amazon plans to hire more people in India

The company wants to concentrate a lot on the Indian market. Earlier, Amazon announces its plans to open new warehouses in the country.

As a result, the network is also expanded in the country, with the company looking to generate more jobs.

The CFO of Amazon says that instead of Q3, this year Amazon wants to conduct it in Q4. During the days of August 6 and 7, the company is looking to conduct Prime day.

He further adds that the company wants to bring faster delivery for many products to its customers across India. Comment your views on Amazon plans to hire more in India

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Amazon extends work from home policy until 2021

Due to the growing fears of the continuation of this pandemic, Amazon extends work from home policy until 2021.

The corporate employees are allowed to work from home until January and restrictions on business travel are also imposed.

Amazon extends work from home policy until 2021

In a statement, the company says that the employees’ health is their utmost priority. The company also said that it wants to follow the rules set by the local governments. Amazon wants its employees to continue working from home, whose want can be done effectively from home

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Previously, Amazon said that its employees can work from home at least until October. But, the employees working at Amazon warehouses do no have the option to work from home as they are essential to fulfill the orders

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Amazon also started paying the extra amount to the warehouse employees and let them take leaves. But recently, the company removes such privileges to its warehouse employees.

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Trump plans to sign restriction orders for the H1B visa

The US President Trump plans to sign restriction orders for the H1B visa. This is an executive order which restricts the issuing of new H1B, L1, and other temporary work permit visas. The main motive of this idea is to improve local employment in the USA

Trump plans to sign restriction orders for H1B visa

Trump believes, by this order, almost everyone in the country will be happy and would welcome this decision. Although he believes that they will always be a few exceptions.

The USA is having many unemployment problems right now. The unemployment rate in the country has risen rapidly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, Trump plans to sign restriction orders for the H1B visa

This move impacts the foreign workers especially Indians who are already scheduled to move to the US from October 1, 2020, once they receive their approval orders. Indians contribute to 70% of 85,000 visas issued every year.

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Does this affect the current visa holders?

Analysts predict that this move might not affect the people who are already present in the USA currently. This move will affect US tech giants more than that of Indian tech companies. Indian companies started hiring local talent for the last few years opposite the US companies that rely mostly on foreign workers.

In the fiscal year 2019, seven of the top 10 companies that rely on H1B visas are US companies. According to the data from USCIS, the share of Indian companies in H1B visas dropped from 51% to 24% from 2016-19

The unemployment rate for Computer Science in the USA is dropped from 3% to 2.5% from January to May, this year. For other sectors, it increased from 4.1% to 13.5% in the same period.

Recently, in April, Trump signed an order tor restrict Green cards, and some resident permits for a period of 60 days.

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Infosys signs climate-pledge by Amazon

Amazon and Global Optimism creates a Climate pledge. Infosys signs this climate-pledge, committing to meet the Paris agreement a 10 years earlier. The agenda of this pledge is to maintain zero carbon emissions by all the businesses by 2040. This is a decade earlier to Paris agreement which dates at 2050

The following are the agenda items agreed by the partners of the pledge.

  1. Report and measure the greenhouse gas emissions regularly
  2. Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies
  3. Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
Infosys signs climate pledge by Amazon

In 2011, Infosys voluntarily agrees to become carbon neutral. It is on the right path to reach it before 2040. Infosys is the first company to agree to this from India. Also, Infosys plans to move towards renewable sources of energy for all its uses

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Currently, Infosys has a highly successful energy program through which it is able to reduce its per-capita energy consumption by 55% since 2008. Infosys heavily invested in carbon emission reduction projects to reach this goal. Not only these benefit the climate but also support 100,000 families.

This climate pledge brings together several organizations to fight against several environmental issues. It also benefits in developing low carbon products and services. This way all the companies can achieve their goals, which are part of the pledge.

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H1B visas integral for COVID recovery: Tech giants to Trump

The Tech giants started petitioning the US administration, especially Trump that H1B visas are integral for COVID recovery. Companies like Amazon, Google, Accenture, Facebook, IBM are some of the companies to start the petition.

H1B visas integral for COVID recovery: Tech giants to Trump

These companies are asking to continue to allow them to hire these highly skilled people. They believe that they are an integral part of the COVID-19 recovery plan for the USA

Advocacy firm ITI, present in Washington said that these big companies are concerned about the news of the suspension of H1B visas. These non-immigrant work visas are in need in these dire times.

The CEO of ITI said that these firms are anxious to get their employees back and the labor market has already started working. He also re-iterated that foreign-born workers are crucial to recovery.

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The CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue also pointed out to the US government that as the economy bounces back, the American firms need support to meet the needs of their workforce.

US-India business council that has members belonging to HCL, Citi India, Bharat Forge also agreed with Mr.Donohue on this. Mr.Oxman, the CEO of ITI said that the unemployment rate in the software side has decreased from 3% in January 2020, to 2.8% in April 2020

Who benefits from the H1B visas

Indians are the ones who are benefitting the most with the H1B visas. Recently Wall Street Journal published an article that Trump administration will suspend all the new H1B visas. The reasons for this are to control the coronavirus and increase the employment of US-based citizens.

Mr.Donohue says that if companies cannot hire H1B employees, productivity growth will deter. This is especially in the patent production sector. Ultimately this is a great cause for the economic slowdown

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He further adds that these short-term restrictions of H1B and L1 visas will have a long term impact on the business plans of the company. Along with H1B visas, these restrictions might apply to H2B visas and J-1 visas which are for short-term seasonal workers and short-term camp counselors respectively.

What does White House think about this?

A White House spokesperson said that the administration is actively evaluating various options, especially to protect American workers. Although no decision is made.

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These companies are hiring Data Scientists during the lockdown

Almost every industry has been affected a lot during the lockdown. But contrary to this, the data science sector is hiring lots of employees. The demand for a data scientist is high, and almost every other company is looking to hire a new data science person for their company

According to Deloitte, Data Scientists and ML Engineers are the most sought after people right now. Here are some of the openings available for Data Science positions at some big firms

Senior Data Scientist
15 years of experience minimum
Eligibility: Masters Degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science
Link to apply:
The candidate must be skilled in programming languages, scripting, Data Analysis in Python, and R. Any big data experience in Hadoop and Spark is a plus

Senior Data Scientist
Minimum of 8 years experience
Eligibility: MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Machine Learning or Statistics
Link to apply:
The candidate should apply machine learning methods to drive business and customer satisfaction. The ML models should also be tested and deployed for better performance. Candidate should work on statistical modeling and data visualization. Proficiency in Hadoop, R, AWS is expected.

Data Scientist
Minimum of 9 years experience
Link to apply:
The candidate will work with the product development team to drive business. Experience in cloud services and deployment models like PaaS, IaasS, XaaS, and also Apache, Oracle, SAP, SQL, is required

Principal Data Scientist
Minimum of 15 years experience
Eligibility: Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science
Link to apply:
The candidate will be responsible for leading AI/ML projects in the company. The selected candidate will work on datasets which include petabytes of 4G, 5G networks, IoT

Johnson & Johnson
Senior Data Science Application Developer
Minimum of 4 years experience
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in IT
Link to apply:

Senior Data Engineer
Minimum of 8 years experience
Eligibility: Bachelors in Computer Science
Link to apply:

Walmart Labs
Minimum of 10 years experience
Eligibility: Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D.
Link to apply:

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Hiring planned by Amazon for around 50,000 seasonal jobs

On Friday, Amazon India announced that in order to handle the surge, it is planning to hire for around 50,000 seasonal jobs. The surge is mostly due to people who are vulnerable and not going outside and relying on the Amazon for all the essentials.

These temporary jobs include positions in delivery networks, fulfillment centers, and part-time workers. These individuals will be part of deliver, packing, picking up, and shipping teams. The Customer Fulfillment Options VP, Mr.Akhil Saxena has said that the company has learned how big a role Amazon and e-commerce plays during the Covid-19 crisis. In these situations, if the goods are delivered, it will good for small businesses and the economy of the country.

He also said that Amazon wants to make sure that people follow social distancing by delivering the goods they want. In order to handle this, the company is looking to fill up temporary positions which are around 50,000. The company is also looking to ensure the safety of these working employees in this period.

With the lockdown being enforced almost all over the country, the e-commerce industry has taken a hit. At first, the government has put restrictions on these e-commerce companies to only deliver essential items in the non-contaminant zones. But with the lockdown 4.0 in place, the government has allowed the companies to deliver both essential and non-essential items.

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Several tech firms like Google, Apple in the US are using the H1B visa to pay the low wages to migrant workers

A report in the United States claims that several companies in the country like Google, Apple, Microsoft, use the H1B visa program to pay the migrant workers well below the average market wages.

The report that is released by the Economic Policy Institute claims that several H1B visa employers which are in top-30 such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, are taking advantage of this program and are paying a less wage, lower than the average pay scale. This report is written by Daniel Costa and Ron Hira and titled ‘H1B visas and prevailing wage levels’.

It also says that around 60% of H1B visa positions certified by the US DOL(Department of Labor) are assigned with minimum wage levels. The report also claims that even though the H1B visa allows this, DOL has the authority to modify it and is not changing it.

In the 2019 visa program, around 53,000 employees are availing the H1B visas, while the top 30 H1B availing companies account for 389,000 H1B petitions. Also, half of the H1B employers are currently using an outsourcing business model in which they provide the staff to third party clients instead of employing the staff in their offices.

H1B is a non-immigrant temporary work visa on which the US companies can hire college graduates from across different countries, including fashion models. According to a survey, around 500,000 immigrant workers are currently employed in the USA under an H1B visa.

The report also claims that the employers who employ the H1B visa employees in their own offices, rather than to a third-party client, are being assigned with Level-1 and Level-2 which has the lowest wage levels in the fiscal year 2019. This list consists of big firms like Qualcomm, Google, Facebook, etc.

Also, these firms which hire the employees directly, are also hiring them on a contract basis via outsourcing firms. Here is a typical example of how these firms assign various levels to H1B employees. Microsft has assigned 35% into level-1(lowest), 42% into level-2. These two levels account for 77% of the employees. Microsoft has categorized 18% to level-3 wage(median level) and only just 3% to level-4, which is above the average base pay level. Amazon also does similar categorization, with 47% of its H1B employees to level-1, 36% to level-2. Apple, Google, Facebook also follows the same trend but slightly better.

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Here are some of the top jobs in Analytics you can apply

In India, there was around a 45% increase in analytics jobs from the previous year. Bangalore and Delhi are the two regions that produce more analytics jobs. Even though there is a hiring freeze due to this corona spread, reports say that there will be an increase in the job openings in the analytics.

Few of the jobs to apply are

Data Governance Analyst – Twitter
Location: Bengaluru
Candidates are required to drive data management and data policy compliance. Also, the candidates should make recommendations based on the analysis and identify anomalies.
Below are the requirements expected from the candidate:
1. Candidate should create Collibra workflows
2. Should have an idea of how to execute data governance frameworks.
3. Has to provide data metrics and business analysis on data governance policies.
4. Should be a go-to person for creating data dashboards
Job Link:

Data Scientist – Inteliment Technologies
Location: Pune
The company is looking for candidates who have good scripting knowledge and have hands-on experience in data toolkits like R, MATLAB, SAS, SPSS. Candidates with automotive industry background are preferred. Also, NLP, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Statistical Modelling, and Predictive Modelling are expected from the candidates
1. Logical and Analytical thinking along with Problem solving skills
2. Ability to work independently
3. Interpret, evaluate, and communicate the results understandable by the audience.
4. Should conduct root cause analysis and performance tuning.
Job Link:

Data Management Analyst – Deloitte India
Location: Hyderabad
Candidates should be able to participate in the projects actively. They should identify changes and suggest some to improve the quality of the project. Candidates should have a good knowledge of MS-Office and should be able to write SQL queries.
1. Candidates should manage basic client segmentation process
2. Should make enhances to data quality management process
3. Design basic business process improvements
4. Support ETL operations
Job Link:

Data Analyst – Amazon:
Location: Bengaluru
Candidates should work cross-functionally with the account management team to fix problems with the sellers. Candidates should understand the use of Amazon tools and utilize them to provide solutions. Also, the candidates are expected to provide business solutions.
1. Use of Amazon tools, efficiently
2. Improve seller performance by defining new techniques and analysis
3. Have sharp analytical skills
Job Link:

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Big Basket, Grofers, Medlife are hiring to handle the heavy demand during this COVID-19 epidemic situation

Companies like Grofers, Big Basket, MedLife are on a hiring spree to handle the heavy demand they face in the current situation. These online grocery stores and pharmacies need manpower to fulfill the deliveries of the necessary items during the lockdown.

They are planning to hire the idle staff of all the restaurants and are relying on the job portals for the hiring. Recently, Releski jobs have sent out a message to all the restaurant workers saying, “India’s biggest grocery and online stores need drivers to fulfill the requests. Pick up your phone and contact us quickly.” It is a website that connects restaurants, hospitality and retail sectors staff with job seekers.

According to the message, BigBasket, Grofers, MedLife, StarQucik needs drivers and pickers for both part-time and full-time opportunities. These businesses are planning to hire more than 800 riders and are offering Rs.50 per each delivery. Also, they need 500 packers with salaries starting from Rs.16,800 per month. Once they are selected, these companies will offer them the curfew passes for hassle-free operations.

Amit Roy, Management Committee member of the National Restaurant Association of India has stated that they want to take care of the daily needs of the workers who are out of job currently. But taking up these jobs in online groceries and pharmacies is completely voluntary from the side of daily workers. Recently, BigBasket has partnered with the NRAI and Retail Association of India in offering jobs to the workers who lost their jobs due to the corona lockdown.

Along with these, companies like Amazon, Dunzo, Flipkart, Jumbotail are hiring on-ground staff after most of their immigrant workers have returned to their states due to the lockdown. According to a survey in ET, 80-90% of the staff belonging to these e-commerce firms could not appear for the job either due to less mobility from their native places or due to police harassment.

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