Japanese industrial group Hitachi has plans to hire 30,000 people skilled in the field of digital transformation over the next three years, a sharp contrast from U.S. information technology giants such as Twitter and Meta that are cutting their workforce, a report from Nikkei Asia says.

This comes at a time when Big Techs such as Amazon, Meta and Twitter, are laying off employees to reduce operational costs amid a turbulent global tech economy.

The hiring which is set to happen over the next three years is part of Hitachi's plans to raise its digital transformation staff on a consolidated basis to 98,000 by March 2025, up 31,000 from the end of fiscal 2021.

The company has also set aside 500 billion yen ($3.69 billion) for strategic investment, primarily in the digital field, over the coming three years.