The Naukri JobSpeak Index has put hiring activity in India up by nine per cent in June 2018 compared to June 2017. Hiring across auto and auto ancillary industry increased 26 per cent, year-on-year in June 2018, followed by telecom (23 per cent). Heavy machinery and the Business Process Outsourcing sector stood at 22 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.
Chief sales officer for Naukri.com, V Suresh commented: “We can expect the job market to be cautiously optimistic and move further north in the months to come.”
Hiring for freshers (0-3 years) saw an increase of 12 per cent for the period. For top management level (16+ years) hiring increased 11 per cent. In mid-level management (4-7 years) and sub-senior roles (8-12 years), hiring rose 8 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively compared to the year-ago period.
Among the cities, the metro cities showed a positive hiring sentiment as Hyderabad saw a 10 per cent rise in hiring activity while Chennai and Delhi/NCR witnessed rise of 9 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively. Meanwhile, Mumbai saw a rise of 4 per cent and Bangalore 2 per cent in terms of hiring activity in June 2018 when compared to June 2017.