Microsoft plans to hire hundreds of IT specialists in Romania in the next five years, said Andrew Townhill, EMEA Chief Technology Officer with Microsoft Customer Services and Support. The company currently has about 700 employees in Romania.
The country has many graduates with very good knowledge of foreign languages, and Romanians are also attracted by the latest technology, he added, reports local Mediafax.
The current 700 employees in Romania work in two departments, namely one for sales and marketing, and one for technical support for the clients in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The first department employs about 100 people, whereas the technical support department has about 600 people.
The number of Microsoft employees in Romania has grown by 100-150 people every year so far. Currently, there are over 1,000 Romanians working for Microsoft, in Romania and abroad.