According to job portal Monster.com, online hiring activity registered 9 per cent decline in September, over the year-ago period, Financial Express reported. On a month-to-month basis as well the index witnessed the third consecutive month of decline.
The report quoted Monster.com (India/Middle-East/South East Asia) Managing Director Sanjay Modi as saying, "The annual decline in the Monster Employment Index is reflective of the current uncertain economic/political scenario." Employers continue to adopt a cautious approach while hiring in view of this prevailing scenario, he said.
Online recruitment activity was up on the year in three of 13 locations monitored by the index. Ahmedabad (up 17 per cent) followed by Kolkata (up six per cent) led all cities in annual growth. Among major metro-areas, Kolkata (up six per cent) followed by Delhi-NCR (up four per cent) registered the highest annual growth, the report said.
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