Bengaluru: Simplilearn, an online boot camp for digital economy skills training, plans to hire 800 new employees this year.

The hiring is part of the company’s plans to strengthen its teams in India and other international markets in order to meet the increasing demand for reskilling and upskilling. Simplilearn’s founder and CEO, Krishna Kumar, told ET that talent will be hired across product, technology, finance, sales, marketing, and operations.

“The shift to online training and education has increased the number of providers in the industry over the last few years. The industry is currently in a transition period with hybrid work and study models. We are grateful to continue successfully on the upward path as demand for upskilling and reskilling programs prevails and given our planned and sustained growth over time “Kumar stated.

In India, the firm is also looking for senior-level talent. With this year’s hiring, the total workforce is expected to reach 2200.

Last year, the edtech firm added approximately 700 people across teams.

The company is also looking for C-suite leaders for its team in the United States, where it is currently building a consumer team.

“We’re focusing on launching courses from Indian universities this year, and a few IIT and IIM partnerships are in the works,” Kumar explained.

Simplilearn holds over 3,000 live classes per month, with an average of 70,000 learners spending over 500,000 hours on the platform each month.

Blackstone paid $250 million for a majority stake in the Bengaluru and San Francisco-based firm in July of last year.