SBI Will Hire 9000 Employees; Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank Also Stepping Up Recruitment (Full Details)
India’s biggest bank: State Bank of India (SBI) has announced that in the coming days, they will hire 9000 employees, triggering one of the largest recruitment drives in recent times.
Only Indian Railways have initiated such a massive recruitment process in recent years.
Meanwhile, as per information coming in, Bank of Baroda and IDBI too are stepping up recruitment.
Keep reading to find out more!
SBI: 9000 Junior Employees Will Be Hired
In a press notification, SBI has informed that in the next few months, they will hire 9000 Junior employees (also called Junior Associates in some states).
Out of this, 8,904 vacancies would be new and fresh, meanwhile 251 vacancies are actually backlogged positions, reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates.
As per information shared by SBI’s central recruitment and promotion department, the recruitment drive will be pan-India, and candidates will be hired from all 17 circles of the bank, spread across the country.
However, SBI has stated that one candidate can only apply at one circle.
Another important notification for the candidates who wish to apply for SBI jobs: The candidates should be proficient in the local language of the state where they are applying. Hence, if a candidate is applying in say Rajasthan, then the candidate is expected to know the local language (read, write, speak and understand).
This new recruitment drive of 9000 junior employees is in addition to 2000 probationary officer (PO) recruitment, which will also commence this year.
SBI’s Recruitment Needs Increase
During 2017-18, only 3211 employees had joined SBI, as the overall strength decreased by 15,672 in the year as SBI hired less number of employees. Another reason for this decline in the numbers is that more than 18,000 employees left their jobs due to various reasons.
Despite this, SBI’s total workforce increased to 2.64 lakh at the end of March, 2018, as SBI’s 5 associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank merged with them. In March 2017, there was a total of 2.09 lakh employees.
IDBI, Bank of Baroda Will Also Step Up Recruitment
At the same time, Bank of Baroda will hire 1047 employees, whereas IDBI will recruit 950 employees, and all of these will be in specialized positions.
IDBI announced the recruitment drive after LIC acquired 51% stake in the bank.
Some of the positions for which IDBI Bank is carrying on recruitment include assistant managers, specialist cadre officers, executives on contract and chartered accountants.
Interestingly, IDBI Bank is also hiring for specialized jobs, which didn’t even existed before, such as chief compliance officer, chief risk officer, treasury head, chief technology officer, human resources head and data analytics head.
We have already shared that SBI along with other Govt. banks will recruit more than 1 lakh employees with specialized skills, as mentioned above.