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Mumbai falls, Delhi-NCR climbs in creating new jobs: survey

IANS  Mumbai, July 02, 2013
First Published: 15:46 IST(2/7/2013) | Last Updated: 15:50 IST(2/7/2013)

Mumbai's share in generating new jobs sharply plummeted while Delhi-NCR has catapulted to the top slot, an industry survey has revealed.


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New jobs generation in the country's commercial capital fell sharply by 28%  during the first quarter of fiscal 2013-14 against the corresponding period last year, said 'Job Trends Across Cities & Sector', a study conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Assocham) released in Mumbai on Tuesday.

"Mumbai's share in generating total number of new jobs across India fell from over 14% last year to just around 10%," Assocham secretary general DS Rawat said while releasing the study.

In contrast, Delhi-NCR remained numero uno in new job generation with a maximum share of over 27% as compared to other cities, Rawat said.

Referring to Mumbai, the study said that around 13,100 new jobs were generated here compared to 18,00 in Q1 last year, mostly in the IT, IT-enabled services (ITes) and hardware which accounted for 32% with banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI - 18%), academics (7%), advertising and event management (5%), telecom and other manufacturing (4%) and hospitality (3%).

Sectors like engineering and construction, realty, automobiles, retail, infrastructure, human resources, FMCG and and others notched an insignificant increase in new jobs generation, it added.

According to Rawat, a total over 125,500 new jobs were generated in the country during Q1 of the current fiscal, which is a decline of two% - or 127,700 new jobs created during the same period last year.

Nationwide, IT, ITeS and hardware together accounted for 39% of all the new jobs, following by BFSI with 14%, and academics at 11%.

Ironically, the IT and academics capital of Maharashtra - Pune, also witnessed a fall of 17%, according to the study.

IT-ITeS and hardware accounted for nearly 50% of the 8,500 new jobs in the current fiscal Q1, BFSI with 12%, academics at seven% and other sectors remaining sluggish. Last year, Pune had notched 10,200 new jobs.

Among other important cities, Kolkata notched an increase of 19% while Bangalore recorded seven% increase in new jobs creation.

Chennai also took a blow of over 21% - from 10,200 jobs last year to just around 8,000 this year, while Hyderabad has also been affected with a dip of five% in the year-on-year growth of new jobs.

Among the Tier 2 cities, Lucknow notched an impressive 58% growth, Kanpur (53%), Kochi (45), Nagpur (27), Gandhinagar (17) and Jaipur (16).

But, other Tier 2 cities like Surat fell by 38%, Indore (23) and Bhopal (12) in new jobs creation.

In Tier 3 cities, Bhubaneshwar surged ahead with 37% increase, Raipur (32), Meerut (21) and Ranchi (10).

Other Tier 3 cities like Guwahati fell by 48%, Vadodara (37), Patna (29) and Amritsar (21), the Assocham study revealed.

"Overall, these numbers portray a dull job market owing to on-going global economic slowdown. Though the hiring trend activity has put up a dismal show during the first quarter of the current financial year, the industry is hopeful that job market will pick up second quarter onwards," Rawat said.

Assocham tracked the data on a daily basis for vacancies posted by over 3,000 companies on various job portals, advertisements in job supplements of national and regional dailies and news journals for 56 cities and 32 sectors offering employment opportunities across India.


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