State Bank of India (SBI) to recruit 27000 staff in 2010, to open 1,000 more branches
State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank plans to hire 27,000 people mostly clerical staff this fiscal to fill vacancies across its various branches in India.
SBI is the only Indian bank to feature in the top 100 banks in the world in the Fortune Global 500 rating.
“This year we have plans to recruit 20,000-22,000 people in the clerical posts and 5,500 people at the probationary officer level,” SBI Deputy Managing Director and Group Executive, Anup Banerji told reporters on the sidelines of Bancon conference here.
“As part of its strategy of enhancing focus on rural operations, SBI plans to deploy 2,000 probationary officers in rural areas” Banerji said.
“We create a provision for appointing specialized probationary officers in the rural sector. Of the 5,500 POs, 2,000 of them will be recruited in rural sector and these officers will continue in rural marketing at least for next 10 years,” he said.
Last year, State Bank had recruited around 25,000 people. The banking major also have plans to go for lateral recruitments in the middle-management level in the current year, Banerji added
“This year we will start lateral recruitment at middle management level, from manager to Assistant General Manager level, where ever it is necessary,” Banerji said.
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