The booming IT/software sector still holds the top spot by continuing to create the maximum jobs in the country, as per a report by online job portal Shine.com. With the increasing focus on technology across industries the sector will continue to create the maximum jobs in the country this year, the report said.
Shine.com mapped the key growth areas in terms of hiring in April 2019, comparing it to the same month last year from its pool of data.
The report further revealed that the BPO/call center industry has dropped down several places, and on the second spot, comes the manufacturing industry, which has shown promising growth. Also, the BFSI and education and training industry has witnessed increased jobs creation, allowing them to retain their top spots in the list.
Shine.com CEO Zairus Master stated, “The increased focus on technological deployment across industries has truly accelerated the growth of job opportunities. We are witnessing a substantial increase in jobs in domains such as IT, education, training and language, and restaurant and hotels.”
In terms of functional areas, the report revealed that production, maintenance, and service sector has shown exceptional growth, shifting to the number one position on the top 10 list. Similarly, as the hospitality industry in India continues to boom, the restaurant or hotel sector has earned a place on the list of top job creators, it said.
With the increased emphasis on up-skilling and re-skilling for new-age job roles by professionals, the education, training, and language sectors have also registered a significant uptick, appearing high on the top 10 list.
The sales domain that created the most jobs in 2018, has dropped down to the fifth position on the list, as several areas such as production, IT, quality testing and customer service took precedence over it. The report also found a slowdown in job creation across numerous domains including marketing, advertising, public relations, events, administration, front office, secretary and HR or recruitment. These sectors, which were a part of the 2018 top 10 list, were dropped out of the list in 2019 due to this slowdown, it added.
Geographically, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi have retained their position as the top job creators in the country.
While the metro cities are absorbing maximum professionals, yet a substantial growth in jobs is also being witnessed in tier II cities like Chandigarh and Jaipur.