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Job generation drops 20% in July-Sept: Assocham

"Signs of weaknesses in global economy and slow recovery in industrial output in the Indian economy appear to be weighing on the minds of corporates in their hiring plans," it said adding as many as 23 of 32 sectors monitored by the Assocham posted decline in job postings.

October 30, 2014 / 01:41 PM IST

Job generation in the Indian industry dropped sharply by 19.9 percent during the July- September quarter compared to previous three-month period due to persisting weaknesses in the economy, Assocham said today. The industry body said IT, infrastructure, hospitality and aviation sectors reported negative growth.

"Signs of weaknesses in global economy and slow recovery in industrial output in the Indian economy appear to be weighing on the minds of corporates in their hiring plans," it said adding as many as 23 of 32 sectors monitored by the Assocham posted decline in job postings.


It also said that during July-September, Delhi/NCR emerges as a leading jobs generating centre in India.


"Amidst persisting weaknesses in the economy, job generation in India Inc saw a sharp drop of 19.9 percent during July-September," it said.


The city has generated 28,192 jobs during the quarter as against 46,652 jobs during April-June 2014, it said.


Further Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai centres have recorded positive growth rate of 8.23 percent, 0.05 percent and 25.22 percent respectively in terms of job creation.

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"While Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata have recorded negative growth rate of 11.38 percent, 19.05 percent, 6.29 percent and 14.61 percent respectively during the same period," it said.


In sectors, the worst hits were media, insurance, pharma, retail, aviation and FMCG.


"For instance, the media saw a contraction of about 60 percent in job postings while the troubled real estate industry reduced hiring by over 75 percent," it said.

About 4,500 corporates across 32 sectors posted a total of 1.32 lakh jobs during the July-September 2014 period across India as against 1.65 lakh during April-June 2014, Assocham findings said.

"While the business sentiment seems to be picking up, the corporates are still not sure whether to go ahead with hiring plans. The signals from the global market point towards a slowdown and this is surely affecting hiring in the IT which drives bulk of its revenues from exports, particularly to the US, Europe, Japan," it said.

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