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India Facing Acute Shortage of Tech Talent

India Facing Acute Shortage of Tech Talent

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – India faced an acute talent demand-supply gap of 28 per cent in 2021 for jobs in new-age technologies amid the demand of nearly 1.5 lakh jobs in areas like 5G, Cloud computing, AI/Big Data analytics, IoT, mobile app development and robotic process automation, a new report showed on May 18.

The talent demand-supply gap will continue to widen with the advent of 5G and allied technologies rollout, according to the report by the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC.

The telecom council plans to train 1 lakh people in the next three years and open 10 new Centers of Excellence across the country.

“With original equipment manufacturers setting shop in India, they will need a plethora of job roles to set up their supply chain. We aim to aid the ecosystem with a world-class skilled workforce for 5G and its allied technologies,” said Arvind Bali, CEO, TSSC.

TSSC now plan to accelerate skilling initiatives to international regions and map the international workforce demand.

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