New Delhi: The State Bank of India is planning to hire around 2000 junior-to-mid-level executives in the coming months. According to The Economic Times, the lender is looking to capitalise on the potential to grow rural lending and fee-based businesses when peers are being held back by the risks posed by Covid-19 on incomes. Also Read - SBI Changes ATM Withdrawal Rules; What Are New Transaction Limits, Charges? Know Here

People will be recruited based on their experience in rural and agriculture field. Executives for sales and call centres will also be hired. Also Read - No Free Transactions in ATM From July 1? Check Out New Rules

“Besides the normal replacement recruitments, the bank plans to hire 400 for the newly-formed financial inclusion vertical,” the news outlet quoted a senior SBI official as saying. Also Read - Work From Anywhere: SBI Introduces New Policy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Acording to the report, the company is planning to hire 1500 people for sales and call centres verticals. While there will be mid-level executive, junior employees would be more of feet-on-the-street sales people and will bring home a salary of Rs 15000-25000 every month.

Last year, the country’s biggest lender had hired 2,000 officers and 8,000 clerks across the country.