Hiring activity in India rises in April

Job portal Monster.Com's employment index rose to 136 in April as compared to 133 in the previous month.

Updated: May 15, 2013, 13:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Indicating better labour market conditions, recruitment activities improved in April on the back of increased hiring in sectors such as BPO/ ITeS,culled engineering, education and healthcare, says Monster.Com.

Job portal Monster.Com's employment index rose to 136 in April as compared to 133 in the previous month. The index improved five percent during the month from April, 2012.

"The Monster Employment Index India exhibits positive annual growth. Job opportunities have grown across all locations. Major industry sectors like BPO/ITES, engineering and construction, education, healthcare, real estate depict positive growth momentum," Monster.Com (India/ Middle- East/ South East Asia) Managing Director Sanjay Modi said.

The Monster Employment Index India is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career websites and online job listings across India.

A sectoral analysis showed hiring in sectors, including BPO/ITeS, engineering, education, telecom, oil and gas, healthcare, advertising, travel and tourism, media and entertainment, chemicals, consumer goods, real estate, logistics among others, continued.

In April, online job availability increased in as much as 21 of the index's 27 industry sectors.

However, it declined in six occupational categories monitored by the company and remained unchanged in three categories.

The month witnessed an increase in demand for technically qualified professionals in customer service, finance, sales, senior management, HR, communication, logistics, hospitality and arts and creative field.

In terms of cities, out of the 13 under review, only three cities Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, witnessed a decline in online demand, while it increased in Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Kochi, Baroda, Coimbatore and Jaipur. Meanwhile, online hiring activity remained unchanged in Mumbai, the report said.