Reportedly Walmart has plans to hire about 1000 more people for technology roles in India. The retail giant currently has about 1,800 employees in technology operations in Bengaluru and Gurgaon.
“One of things: we are doing a lot different. We have Walmart Labs, which is e-commerce. You have My Group which is global business services. We are trying to be more product-oriented. We have taken whole projects and moved them over to drive the Indian ownership of the product. We think that is helping but this will help even more (in retaining talent),” Walmart chief information officer Clay Johnson said.
Walmart is among the world’s largest spenders on technology, and the company counts almost every IT services provider as a client.
“The way that the spend has changed is that we are focused on how to use it to drive our competitive advantage. We don’t just want to be the largest technology spender. We want to make sure that we are spending it on the right technology,” he added.