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Directi set to expand presence by hiring over 1,000 professionals

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Directi has announced that it is in plans to hire over 1,000 additional professionals by the end of 2016. The new hiring is aimed to help the technology company expand its presence in new Indian cities as well as international markets.

Though Directi already has over 1,500 professionals on its workbase, it is set to double the strength of the company with the new hiring development. Additionally, the Mumbai-based company is planning to add new offices across India and worldwide markets — starting with Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

“This is a huge milestone in the history of Directi, as with this we are entering a new phase of accelerated growth and expansion,” said Bhavin Turakhia, co-founder and CEO, Directi. “All our businesses are unique and are created with a common objective of adding value to the users. With the investment of sufficient resources, we are working towards acquiring more user base and increasing our market presence.”

Directi currently operates its portfolio of seven businesses that include Ringo voice calling service, Zeta meal voucher app and Flock enterprise messaging service. Also, the company has Media.net as a network of contextual ads and CodeChef as a platform for developers.

The new hires will seat across the existing and new offices of Directi. However, a majority of the new positions will be based in Mumbai and Bengaluru. A few of the candidates will also join Directi’s offices in the US and Dubai.

“We started our hiring process early this year and have already hired around 400 people from the targeted 1000. Of the total, roughly 400 people will be hired through our campus recruitment drives and 600 through lateral hiring,” said Ameya Ayachit, head of talent acquisition, Directi.

The company’s Zeta is planning to increase 130 percent of its headcount through the new recruitment, while Ringo and Flock each are aiming at a 60 percent increase and Media.net and Skenzo advertising business are set to grow at over 50 percent by the end of this year.

“It’s an exciting phase for Directi since this is the first time since the inception of the company in 1998, which we are recruiting such large number of people. It’s a challenging task for us because, at Directi, we only hire the best talent,” Ayachit added.