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Online hiring activity rebounds in July: Report

Following a decline of 8 percent in June and 7 percent in May 2018, the Monster Employment Index for India for July stood at 268, up from 254 in June.


PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 16:08 IST India

Following two successive months of decline, online hiring activity saw a rebound of 6 percent in July on a month-on-month basis led primarily by the production and manufacturing sector, says a report.

Following a decline of 8 percent in June and 7 percent in May 2018, the Monster Employment Index for India for July stood at 268, up from 254 in June.

On a year-on-year basis, however, the index registered a 2 percent decline.

The production and manufacturing sector has seen 28 percent growth in hiring demand in the past 6 months between January and July 2018.

"This could be a result of the sustained impetus in domestic and export growth orders have encouraged firms to raise their staffing levels. Moreover, the retail sector has also shown a phenomenal growth surge which can be attributed to a spurt in online shopping owing to end of season sale and discounts," said Abhijeet Mukherjee, CEO, Monster.com, APAC, and Gulf.

The retail sector witnessed a 41 percent year-on-year increase in the online recruitment activity in July 2018, up from 17 percent in June 2018.

"It is notable that demand for freshers with 0-3 years of experience is on rising, however, this reiterates the importance of guiding the young professionals and arming them with relevant industry-ready skills for their career path," Mukherjee added.

Among job roles, finance and accounting and human resources (HR) and administration registered the most notable increase in demand on a year-on-year basis.

City-wise data showed a downtrend in e-recruitment activity in all major cities. On a year-on-year basis, Chandigarh registered 18 percent rise, Jaipur (up 12 percent) and Coimbatore (up 10 percent) were the only cities to chart positive growth in July 2018, the report added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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