India Inc. adds 5.21 lakh jobs in FY15

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Source: The Asian Age

According to a Govt. report, employment in 8 sectors including IT/BPO, automobiles, gems & jewelery and textile rose by 5.21 lakh last fiscal. The findings are based on the Labour Bureau’s ’25th Quarterly Report on Changes in Employment’.

The report also stated that the overall employment increased by 5.21 lakh in the previous fiscal, higher than 2.76 lakh during 2013-14.

At industry level, the highest increase in employment has been observed in the IT/BPOs sector where jobs increased by 37,000 during January-March, over November-December, 2014, followed by textiles including apparel sector (24,000), automobiles sector (20,000) and metals sector (1,000).

The report also indicates that in the direct category of workers, employment has increased by 15,000 whereas for contract category of workers, it has increased by 49,000 during the quarter ended March, 2015 over December, 2014. The export industry in India added 73,000 jobs at overall level, whereas the non-exporting units reduced hiring by 9,000 during January-March, 2015 over the previous quarter November-December, 2014.

The increase in hiring across the BPO sector includes jobs such as call centre jobs, backend jobs, and back office jobs as well. A lot of this was made possible by skill enhancement across candidates to match up the expectations of the employers.


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