India Inc saw an improvement in hiring activities in February this year on the back of better job situation in cities, including Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, a survey by job portal Naukri.Com says.
The Naukri.Com's job index - JobSpeak - improved by five per cent to 774 in February as against 738 in January 2009, indicating an improved hiring scenario from a low of 697 in December 2008.
The gain in the index is reflected in an improved job situation in cities like Delhi, National Capital Region (NCR), Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, the report stated.
"Selective hiring is happening across most sectors now. However, the next few months will be challenging for the industry," Info Edge (India) National Head-Marketing and Corporate Communication Sumeet Singh said.
Further, hiring activity increased in industries like oil and gas, auto, construction, telecom and insurance, and there was a greater demand for sales and business development professionals and production personnel.
Hiring in the oil and gas industry picked up by 24 per cent, and the sectoral index went up to 910 as compared to 732 in January.