India Inc cautiously optimistic about hiring plans in Apr-Jun
According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, about 27 per cent of Indian employers said they would expand the workforce in the April-June quarter, primarily driven by ITeS and IT sectors where employer hiring intentions appears to be improving.
The net employment outlook of 27 per cent for the second quarter this year indicates an improvement of 2 percentage point, compared to the January-March quarter, but reported a 19 percentage point decline compared to the year ago period when it stood at 45 per cent.
"In spite of the market downturn and the uncertainty around the economic and political environment in India, employer hiring intentions remain positive in all seven
sectors," ManpowerGroup India Managing Director A G Rao said.
He cautioned, however, that job seekers have to be prepared for a more rigorous selection process. "They can expect additional aptitude tests and extra rounds of interviews."
A sector-wise analysis shows that the strongest hiring prospects are in the transportation and utilities sector with a net employment outlook of 37 per cent, where the outlook improves by a considerable margin from the first three months of the year.
Robust hiring plans are also evident in the services sector and wholesale and retail trade sector, where outlooks stood at 32 per cent.
The survey that covered 5,370 employers across India noted
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