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In a recent study conducted by a leading job portal, it has been revealed that hiring activities in the country will go up by 10-15 percent in 2017. The study named JobOutlook Survey concluded that sectors like IT, Telecom and Healthcare are expected to be the top employers in 2017.

Apart from that, the survey also stated that more than 70 percent of the organisations surveyed, plan to recruit more women employees thereby increasing the ratio of females in their workforce.

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The study said that about 60 percent employers foresee a higher demand for women professionals at mid-level positions. 20% witness maximum hires at the entry level. However, another 20% say they will hire women professionals for CXO level leadership roles in 2017.

Industry experts opine that there has been an apparent paradigm shift in the Indian economy. With the support of the government’s focus and efforts on IT, entrepreneurship and manufacturing, India Inc is steering itself for high growth that is seen to be impacting job growth and employment in the country in 2017.

As per the study, that surveyed more than 2000 employers across India, 30 percent said that IT and Telecom sectors will hire the maximum number of employees (50%), followed by Healthcare (20 percent) and Manufacturing (15%).

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Another 15% voted for Automobile and 10 per cent for Infrastructure and Retail sectors.

Professionals with 5-10 years’ of work experience will be in demand across all sectors. Nearly 30% of the employers surveyed, said that mid-level managers with 5-10 years’ of experience would be the most sought-after candidates in 2017.

On the other hand, 20% of employers see a higher demand for young professionals with less than two years of experience in 2017 while 15% agreed that experienced professionals with 10-15 years’ of experience would be in high demand in 2017.

The survey also concluded that all the major metros, mainly Bangalore and Delhi/NCR would see maximum demand for professionals.

On a final note, it can be said that professionals looking for a job change in 2017, will have substantial options to choose from.


Source: Economic Times

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