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Delhi creates maximum jobs in India

Maximum numbers of employment opportunities are from IT and ITeS.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2006 15:25 IST

Delhi has unseated Mumbai as the top job creator with maximum number of employment opportunities coming up in IT and IT-enabled sector, a study has revealed.

An Eco Pulse study conducted by industry chamber Assocham tracked 6,175 job placements in first two months of 2006 and found out that employers in Delhi advertised for 1,495 vacancies, followed by Mumbai with 1,344 placements. Mumbai generated maximum number of jobs in a similar study last year.

Bangalore, maintained the third spot, recording 19 per cent of the total placement tracked. The city lived up to its name of being the IT hub of India and created maximum opportunities in the high-end IT jobs.

Chennai took the fourth spot with 623 employment offers. IT and IT enabled sector had a share of 32 per cent with 197 offers closely followed by engineering with 185 positions.

IT and IT-enabled (ITeS) sector maintained its supremacy in terms of generating employment for graduates and post-graduates while sales and marketing to the second spot, the study said.

"Within IT and ITeS sector, even though the BPOs were leading with 57 per cent of the 2,579 positions in the sample survey, the recruitment in software services have also bounced back and companies are on a hiring spree," the study said.

According to the industry estimates, IT and ITeS Sector is estimated to grow at 28 per cent, to account for 4.6 per cent of GDP in FY06. The software industry is poised to achieve $60 billion mark in 2010, providing direct employment to more than 2.2 million people and nearly thrice that number by way of indirect jobs, it added.

Owing to a boom in the infrastructure development and construction activity, engineering took the third best position among the employment-generating sectors. Engineering firms sought to fill up as many as 1,050 vacancies, 17 per cent of the all the jobs tracked by the study.

Finance which was placed at the second spot previous year, slipped to fourth position with a share of 11 per cent of the total tracked job offerings. Mumbai was the largest job provider in this sector with 220 vacancies.