BRANCH BANKING | Jason Oliver, India

Guess which bank is hiring 1300 people next year?

Sorry folks, but it's not the trading floor at Goldman Sachs. It is good news for India where the State Bank is looking to recruit 1300 staff next year as it grows to a $25 billion company."We will be recruiting 1,100 clerical staff and 200 probationary officers during the current fiscal for the effective functioning of banking operations as well as for handling expanding branch network," said State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) managing director Ashok Nayar in a report by Trading Markets.Ashok Nayar added they would be hiring more people as SBOP has an average annual retirement of 300 to 400 employees. The bank also aims to open 50 branches in the current fiscal year.SBOP is an associate bank of State Bank of India and currently has a workforce of 11,365 people.

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