Expat hiring has been on the rise in India for over six months now. The trend has been there for some time but gathered momentum recently as technology is changing rapidly. In an increasingly globalised world, skills and competencies can never be available in all geographies all the time. So in high technology areas, demand for expatriates is rising.
The number of expats being hired in niche positions is going up each year with the figure for 2015 so far showing an average of 30,000 to 35,000 of them working here. This number is set to increase by around 10-15 percent each year as Indian economy starts reviving, says Moorthy K Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India.