India has raised its job posting by 9% year on year in the month of September as it reopened after a long period of Covid lockdown and restrictions, according to a report by monster.com.
The report further says that there was a stable monthly growth in job postings in the month of September compared to that of August.
The CEO of Monster.com Sekhar Garisa said that as we approached the end of the September quarter, it was promising to note that we had witnessed a significant growth of 6% in the hiring over the last 3 months.
“With imminent festive sales and significant increase in e-commerce activities, it is notable that job roles for logistics and supply chain are well in demand,” he added.
The highest job posting activity in the country was recorded in the cities like Baroda (3%), Ahmedabad (1%) in September 2021 as compared to August 2021.
Printing/packaging (11 per cent) grew at a considerable pace, while a positive month-over-month (MoM) uptick was also witnessed in industries such as BPO/ITES (5 per cent), import/export (4 per cent), retail (2 per cent) and travel and tourism (2 per cent) in September 2021.
Hiring activity in metropolitan cities such as Bengaluru (38 per cent), Pune (22 per cent), Hyderabad (20 per cent) and Chennai (18 per cent) indicates a strong rise in recruitment activity as compared to the previous year.
Hiring for professionals in software, hardware, telecom (35 per cent), senior management (23 per cent), HR and admin (11 per cent) and finance and accounts (7 per cent) continued to flourish on a year-on-year basis.
Interestingly, HR and admin roles have seen a marked positive incline across all metropolitan cities, while software, hardware, telecom and finance and accounts also witnessed significant growth across almost all cities tracked by the Index.
Industries such as banking/financial services, insurance, retail and travel and tourism also saw positive uptick at 2 per cent each in September 2021 as compared to August 2021.
However, garments/ textiles/leather, gems and jewellery (-17) per cent which saw significant improvement last month due to peak festive hiring, witnessed a decline along with Production and manufacturing (-9) per cent, telecom/ISP (-3) per cent and oil/gas/petroleum and power (-3) per cent, which also saw decline in job postings in September 2021.