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Ernst & Young hiring 2000 employees in India to develop in blockchain and AI

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According to a report by Indian news outlet, The Economic Times, Big Four auditor and accounting firm Ernst & Young will hire 2000 employees to expand its digital solution services to clients, focusing on domains such as analytics, new technologies, intelligent automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and tax technology.

Ernst & Young will be hiring over the next three years, while still working towards its plan to invest 1 billion dollars in new technologies, client services, innovation, and the Ernst & Young ecosystem. This amount was in addition to the company’s significant annual technology investment and the firm said it would be used to create new services and solutions in areas such as financial services, cyber, risk management, managed services, software services, and digital tax and audit services.

Ram Sarvepalli, leader, advisory services India and partner, emerging markets center at Ernst & Young, said:

“The government is heavily investing in digital from a citizen services perspective. Many of the traditional customer-oriented industries are trying to find models which allow access to customers to tier-two, tier-three towns from a digital perspective,”

“There are regulatory changes like GST coming in and e-filing and automation of central and state government departments. All of this is triggering a massive opportunity and the need for hiring digital talent,” he added.

According to the report, the company has over 2200 people working on digital and technology solutions across service lines in India and the accounting company has hired new partners to expand its capacity in technology consulting, digital, managed services and analytics. Furthermore, Ernst & Young India leader Rajiv Memani has unleashed an internal startup to inject digital technologies across the company’s functions in an attempt to make it future ready.

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