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12 mn temporary jobs in India!

Banglore and Delhi are the favourite destinations for temporary job seekers.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 16:11 IST

Temporary jobs are fast becoming employers' favourite in cities like Delhi and Mumbai while the gap between salary levels of "Temps" and permanent employees has also narrowed down, a new survey has revealed.

The compensation offered to temporary job seekers or Temps has gone up substantially for freshers; with an average growth of 15 per cent across all experience levels.

The Temps salary levels are closer to permanent salary levels this year as against last year, the TeamLease Annual Temp Salary Primer 2006 said.

Information Technology and IT-enabled services companies are hiring more of temporary workers with both these segments emerging as top verticals for temp job prospects, it said.

Temporary jobs can create 12 million jobs in India in the next five years, if requisite amendments are made in the Contract Labour Act, TeamLease said.

IT city Bangalore and Delhi are the favourite destinations for temp job seekers, offering higher compensation for all the job functions across all verticals. Human Resources and administration are also emerging as the preferred functions.

The percentage of temp jobs in verticals like banking, financial services and insurance, manufacturing and consumer durables has also jumped by over 20 per cent since last year.

National capital Delhi is gradually emerging as the hot location for temp job seekers in sales sector, Mumbai for accounts and Bangalore for HR and administration.

Like in permanent jobs, level of education influences the compensation as it increases by more than 20 per cent for every increase in the education level except for sales, the survey said.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 14:07 IST