Online recruitment activity in September 2016 registered a growth of 10 per cent, as per the Monster Employment Index. A month prior to the festive season hustle, the BPO sector (up 49 per cent) along with the logistics industry (up by 32 per cent) and customer service professionals (up 66 percent) witnessed a significant increase in online hiring.
The education sector (up by 67 per cent) has maintained a lead in the past few months, over other monitored industries.
City-wise data shows a steep growth for tier-II cities with Jaipur (up 30 percent) followed by Ahmedabad (up 29 percent) steering ahead of metros such as Delhi (up by 26 percent) and Mumbai (up by 23 percent).
Among industries, Production and Manufacturing (down 18 percent) and IT moderated from 44 percent in August 2016 to 31 percent in September. These two key industries continue to remain in the slump despite of rigorous government campaigns such as Digital India and Make in India.
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Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com, APAC & Middle-East said, “There is significant growth in the BPO and the logistics sectors as well as in the hiring of customer service professionals. Gearing up to support the demand expected from the festive season upsurge, the e-commerce sector has equipped itself with short-term workforce to strengthen its delivery mechanism as well as handling of customer service queries. ”
Another noteworthy development has been in the Travel and Tourism sector where the e-recruitment has declined by eight percent for the first time since December 2013. “This drop can be attributed to lack of initiatives to promote Indian tourism in the overseas markets. This is further compounded by the other factors — safety of travellers and the outbreak of diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.” said Modi.
Tier-II markets continue to outperform the metros — Jaipur (up 30 percent) followed by Ahmedabad (up 29 percent) recorded the highest growth. The top metros such as Delhi (up by 26 percent) and Mumbai (up by 23 percent) are yet to enter the top recruiter’s race.
Among industries, production and manufacturing (down 18 per cent) and IT moderated from 44 per cent in August to 31 per cent in September.
These two key industries continue to remain in the slump despite of rigorous government campaigns such as Digital India and Make in India, the report said.