Hiring activity up 10 Percent in December 2019

Hiring activity up 10 Percent in December 2019

Hiring activities witnessed a growth of 10 per cent in December 2019 as compared to December 2018. Industries like BPO (27%) Pharma (18%) and IT – Software (18%) were the major contributors to this uptick. 

According to the Naukri Jobspeak Index 1,987 activities took place in last December. "The year ended on a positive note, with a 10 per cent increase in overall hiring. Hyderabad and Bangalore have been posting consistent growth in hiring over the last six months and if we look at the year as a whole IT - software has seen a growth of 28 per cent compared to the year before. The year went by has seen growth in jobs and we are cautiously optimistic going forward," said Pawan Goyal, chief business officer. 


When it comes to citywise overall hiring, Hyderabad (27 per cent), Pune (14 per cent) and Delhi (11 per cent) led the way in terms of growth in recruitment.


Hiring in Hyderabad, IT – Hardware (79 per cent) and IT – software (42 per cent) led the way, while banking saw an increase of 35 per cent. While Pune witnessed a 14 per cent rise in recruitment activity with IT – software, FMCG and BPO recording growth rates of 8 per cent, 33 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively.

Hiring activities in Delhi and NCR saw a hike of 11 per cent mainly led by hiring in the BPO sector (21 per cent). Other industries that witnessed an uptick in hiring in the national capital were IT – software (14 per cent) and accounting (8 per cent). Demand for job roles across ITES and pharma rise by 22 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively.

In Mumbai increased by 5 per cent in December 2019 against December 2018 led by the BPO sector (31 per cent). This was followed by IT – software industry with an increase of 22 per cent, however, few sectors saw decrease in hiring including industries such as banking (-17 per cent), accounting (-29 per cent) and Pharma (-9 per cent).


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