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Bengaluru and Mumbai continue to be sunshine locations for jobs in Q4: states TeamLease Services

  1. Top cities in manufacturing sector: Bengaluru, Chennai, and Delhi

  2. Top cities in services sector: Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai

Continuing the recoveryfrom the Covid-19 pandemic and benefitting from multiple government initiatives, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai have emerged as the cities with the highest hiring sentiment in the services and manufacturing sectors respectively, according to the TeamLease Employment Outlook Reports for Q4 (January to March, 2023). Close to 97% employers across both cities have expressed higher hiring intent for their corresponding sectors. For the services sector, Chennai (94%), Delhi (90%), Hyderabad (86%) and Mumbai (85%) follow suit as top locations; and for manufacturing, subsequent top cities include Bengaluru (94%), Chennai (89%), Delhi (84%) and Pune (73%). Incidentally, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Chennai have emerged as sweet spots from a holistic perspective across sectors.

Overall, while Tier 1 cities lead in terms of hiring intent, Tier 2 cities are also emerging, with close to 75% employers across both sectors indicating positive sentiment. However, Tier 3 (46%) and rural geographies (24%) are lagging considerably. In the manufacturing sector, the intent to hire is greater in metro and Tier 1 cities (94%) as compared to Tier 2 cities (73%), Tier 3 (43%), and the rural sector (23%). On the other hand, for services, in Metro & Tier-1 cities, the hiring intent is at an exceptionally high level (99%), followed by Tier 2 (77%), Tier 3 (49%) and rural (25%).

Sharing his insights, Mr Kartik Narayan, Chief Executive Officer – Staffing, TeamLease Services, said,Surplus public investment in PLI schemes, the Indian Government’s asset monetization program, increased private participation in key sectors, and the revisions in FDI laws in the defence and telecom sectors has fueled growth in companies across sectors, especially in Tier 1 and Tier 2 locations. Companies are therefore shoring up their talent pool to meet their increasing requirements. The positive hiring outlook will likely continue in the next quarter as well.”

Industry-wise, some of the verticals in the services sector looking to hire the most in these locations include, Ecommerce and Allied Startups (98%), Telecommunications (94%), and Educational Services (93%). In manufacturing, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals (98%), FMCG (86%), and EV and Infrastructure sectors (71%) aim to recruit the most across the top cities. On the other hand, while the global sentiment in the IT sector is not very positive, the Indian economy stands solid and will continue to show resilience even in the IT industry.

India’s GDP vision and multiple domestic focused initiatives has provided the much needed impetus to the industry post the pandemic. This in turn has given a fillip to employment generation; improving the intent to hire across sectors, locations and industries. 60% employers in manufacturing and 77% in services, inclining to hire more, is a testament to the growing opportunities in the ecosystem,” added Mr Mayur Taday, Chief Business Officer, TeamLease Services.

From a function perspective, within the services sector, Sales (91%), Engineering (80%), and Marketing (60%) are some of the functions with the highest hiring intent this quarter. The same functions, namely, Sales (98%) leading Marketing (86%) and Engineering (78%) remain in vogue in the manufacturing sector. 

The TeamLease Employment Outlook Report reports forward looking statistics for ‘Intent to Hire’ for January 2023 to March 2023, for both Manufacturing (9 industries) and Services sectors (14 industries), in total surveying 874 small, medium and large companies.

About TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd

TeamLease Services is one of India’s leading human resource companies offering a range of solutions to 3500+ employers for their hiring, productivity and scale challenges. A Fortune India 500 company listed on the NSE & BSE, TeamLease has hired 17 lakh people over the last 17 years and has 2 lakh+ open jobs every day. One of India’s fastest growing employers, TeamLease also operates India’s first Vocational University and fastest growing PPP National Apprenticeship Program. The company offers solutions to large, medium and small clients across the 3Es of Employment (2 lakh+ employees), Employability (2 lakh+ students) and E-Workforce (1000+ employers).


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