India’s largest budget hotel chain startup OYO said Wednesday that it plans to hire over 3,000 employees in India in the next six months, across multiple functions to bolster its growth in the country.
This means by the end of this year the hospitality startup will have more than 12,000 employees in India. Currently, it has more than 9,000 Indian employees out of a totaled 17,000 global tally across over 80 countries.
The move is in line with its earlier commitment of investing USD 200 million by the end of this year for its India and South Asia operations. This is part of its effort to double down on its expansion plan, improve customer experience and ensure an increase in continued asset owner success, it said in a press statement.
The upcoming 3000 plus new hires will come from a variety of functions, from business development, operations, services, sales and enterprises partnerships, and so on.
The SoftBank-backed hospitality company was in news in June this year to have reportedly fired 1,000 employees from its China subsidiary Oyo Jiudian. Back in India, it has given pink slips to 150-200 sales employees in four cities.
“Employees in sales are getting their letters and some will get them soon. No reasons have been given to employees in these letters. They are being given a one-month notice period,” a person familiar with the development told local media.