Hiring grows 4% in September, infrastructure, IT & telecom top employment sectors. TimesJobs.com RecruiteX

timesjobsHiring activity grew by 4% in September 2015, with infrastructure and IT/telecom sectors leading demand – reports the latest RecruiteX – TimesJobs.com’s recruitment index.


06 October 2015: The latest recruitment index report by leading national job portal, TimesJobs.com reveals that infrastructure leads the way by reporting a solid 10% rise in talent demanded. In terms of locations, it is the Tier-II cities that lead talent demand, with the commercial capital of MP, Indore posting a whopping 19% rise in hiring activity. In addition, the demand for HR professionals has risen by a massive 13% in month-on-month demand. While one of the most challenging levels to fill, middle management demand has also seen an 8% increase reports RecruiteX.

“The government’s push to create 100 smart cities comprising of modern digitally-connected infrastructure has started to impact hiring in India Inc., with a rise in demand for key personnel in the infrastructure industry, and across Tier-II cities. Demand for middle managers, experienced professionals and HR, further consolidates the prediction that India’s growth will be people intensive, needing experienced leadership, team coordination and manpower administration skills.” explains TimesJobs’ COO, Vivek Madhukar.


Infrastructure leads the way

The infrastructure sector emerges as the top employment generator in September 2015 according to TimesJobs RecruiteX with a solid 10% rise in hiring. Petrochemicals, oil & gas sectors are not far behind either and report a 9% increase in talent demand.

A regular among the top ten, the IT & telecom sectors are also witnessing an average 6% rise in demand during the month. Incidentally, the IT sector has consistently registered an average growth of 5% (more than the overall industry average of 3%) in the last three months (Jul-Sep 2015).


Other big employers that are witnessing considerable gains as per TimesJobs.com are the travel & hospitality industry that register a 5% rise in demand and the BFSI sector that is seeing a 4% uptick as per the September 2015 RecruiteX.

Tier II cities top the charts

Talent demand was buoyant in tier II cities during September 2015. Among the smart cities, Indore topped the chart with a huge rise of 19% in hiring activity during the month. Further, Indore has reported an average 5% rise in talent demand since July 2015. Pune also reported a massive 14% hike in demand as per TimesJobs.com.

Among states, Andhra Pradesh (except Hyderabad) witnessed the maximum increase (18%) in demand, while among state capitals Ahmedabad registered a whopping 17% increase in talent demand in September 2015.

Among metros, Delhi NCR posted the highest (8%) rise in demand.


HR professionals most in demand

The demand for HR professionals has risen by a considerable 13% as per RecruiteX September 2015. These profiles have witnessed an average rise of 4% across the last three months. Business managers and professional consultants also report a significant 12% rise as per TimesJobs.com. These professionals also reported a 4% average rise in demand between Jul-Sep 2015.

Customer service & telecalling professionals are witnessing a 10% rise in demand. While IT/telecom and Hospitality professionals report 6% and 5% increase in demand respectively, according to TimesJobs.com


Middle manager demand picks up

The demand for middle-level professionals has reported the maximum rise in September 2015. Working professionals with 5-10 years of experience are seeing an average 8% rise in demand during the month. The category further registered an average 5% rise during the last three months.

While candidates with 10-20 years of experience are witnessing a 4% rise in demand, but demand for candidates with over 20 years of experience have seen a 9% drop, according to TimesJobs.com

The TimesJobs.com RecruiteX also reports the demand for candidates with less than 2 years of experience has also increased by 4%.

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TimesJobs.com is India’s leading career and recruitment portal. Conceived and launched in 2004, TimesJobs.com currently has a candidate database of more than 25 million registered job-seekers across levels and functions who clock-in over 60 million page views a month.

TimesJobs.com is positioning itself as an engagement platform and knowledge resource for insights, information, analysis and opinions on the recruitment market. Well-known for its product innovations and unmatched deliverables, TimesJobs.com has pioneered the platforms of:

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StepAhead for career assessment and enhancement services

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