TCS, Infosys to fly back staff over radiation fears in Japan

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Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 14:00 [IST]
 
TCS,Infosys to fly back staff from Japan

Bangalore, Mar 15: It seems the Japanese tsunami is having a domino effect on IT professionals in India. With the looming nuclear fears shrouding tsunami-devastated Japan, software giants having a formidable presence in the country are taking efforts to fly back their staff. The companies taking the initiative include industry bigwigs like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

A TCS statement said, “We are ready to relocate our Indian employees and their families back to India as well as move our local Japanese employees and their families to other locations of safety. The safety of our employees is our top priority. We are in close touch with our team in Japan around the clock. We have set up a communications system to provide all employees in Japan with frequent updates and stay in touch with them."

Infosys is also doing everything in their capacity to fly back their employees to safety. Infosys has around 500 employees in Japan, out of which 350 people are Indian natives and has offices in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Nagoya.

Advisories have been issued by many nations urging citizens to leave the affected areas in Japan. These include tourists on holidays and multinational companies who have staff working there. With Tokyo remaining safe until now, latest reports have revealed that radioactive winds seem to be blowing towards Tokyo, putting the capital on high alert.

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