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Northeast shines in talent demand while hiring up 13% in Odisha during September 2016

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Mumbai: North-eastern cities buck the national trend amid drop in overall hiring in India during September 2016.  As the major employment hubs encounter a slow hiring phase, north-eastern cities of India lead the talent demand activities in September 2016. Meghalaya and Manipur, in particular, posted significant rise in talent demand during the month.

Demand for job seekers fell by nearly 9% in September 2016 at national levels while hiring was up in north-eastern states by over 14%. North-eastern states posted a rise in demand, with Meghalaya witnessing a 22% rise in demand and Manipur posting a 9% rise during September 2016. This is the first time since January 2016 that these states have grown at this rate.

Further, Odisha and Maharashtra saw 13 and 9% rise in talent demand, respectively in September 2016. Among metros, Bengaluru posted 13% drop while Mumbai saw a 12 % fall in talent demand.  Legal and law sector posted 7% rise in talent demand whereas Entertainment/media/journalism profile reported 3% rise in demand. Freshers and professionals with less than 2 years of experience posted 2% rise in demand.

“While there has been no dearth of quality professionals coming from north-east India, however employability within the region has been a tough challenge. With the government’s entrepreneurial promotion policies and other efforts in job creation, industries are overcoming these hurdles. TimesJobs data shows that currently IT-ITeS, consumer durables, FMCG and BFSI industries are primary drivers of this growth.” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions.

Doctors, nurse, medical professionals saw stable hiring while IT, telecom professionals reported 6% drop in demand.

Professionals with less than 2 years of experience posted a rise of 2% in demand in September 2016. The category has reported a 4% rise in demand since May 2016. On the other hand experienced candidates, saw low demand during the month with professionals with 10-20 years of experience witnessing biggest drop (19%) in demand during September 2016.

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