Public sector lender, Canara Bank is planning to hire 4000 employees by June 2011.
According to Mr S. Raman, Chairman and Managing Director, Canara Bank managing human resource would be an issue as 5000 bank employees are retiring in the upcoming three to four years.
The current employee strength of the bank is 42,363. "Currently, we have about 40 Chartered Accountants but would require more for specialised areas," he said.
Mr Raman, said, "We want to improve the bank's financial inclusion responsibility and also garner more business from agriculture by lending more to farmers." Therefore, the bank plans to hire about 500 rural development officers.
He said that he aims to change peoples' perception about public sector banks. And for that he says the first step would be to make all employees gain hands on knowledge on all products and services offered by the bank.