Tech Startups in India Getting Ready to Woo Yahoo’s Soon to be Laid Off Engineers

Now-HiringThe Times of India announced yesterday that Yahoo is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, and the company has fired many employees.  And today other tech companies such as Wingify, Zomato and InMobi are reaching out to them through social networking websites and asking them to apply.

Mohit Saxena, co-founder & technology head at InMobi, posted the tweet below on Twitter.

We have tremendous respect for Yahoo! and many of us have grown up using its products; we are sad to see this happen. We are happy to provide relocation assistance and also match the salaries. We encourage the affected Yahoo! people to see this as their chance to put India firmly on the product map of the world,” Sparsh Gupta, partner & chief technology officer at Wingify, reported Business Standard

There has always been a shortage of good product talent in India. Additionally, since Yahoo! has a very strong hiring practice, the quality of their talent is sure to be good. I do not think the people who get laid off will have any problem in finding options,” added C K Guruprasad, principal (global technology & services practice) at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Other Mid-sized and small start-ups including AntFarm.in, Nilenso Software, SafetyKart, has also come forward to hire these professionals.

HackerEarth, a community for developers, is also trying to connect contact the product engineers fired by Yahoo! and helps these engineers find suitable employment. “At HackerEarth, there are tons of exciting companies that hire on a daily basis; starting from growth stage start-ups to large multinationals, there are lots of jobs that engineers from Yahoo! will find very interesting… We can help them get a job that matches their calibre and experience. We can conduct a hacking challenge for the developers to understand their core skills and interest areas, and then effectively match them against the jobs that fit their profile,” said by HackerEarth co-founder Sachin Gupta.

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