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‘Online hiring in IT sector accelerates’

Pro-active steps by the Centre has led to online hiring in education sector increase 74 per cent in July

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Publish Date: Aug 4 2016 3:48PM | Updated Date: Aug 4 2016 5:32PM

‘Online hiring in IT sector accelerates’

 The IT sector in India, facing job cuts over months because of slow growth, saw 51 percent growth in July in online hiring, said a global employment website.

 
"The IT sector which was facing the brunt of extensive job cuts, charted a positive trend in July, witnessing 51 per cent year-on-year (YoY) growth over June in online hiring," Monster.com's monthly employment index revealed.
 
Same way, pro-active steps by the Centre has led to online hiring in education sector increase 74 per cent in July from 65 per cent YoY in June, exceeding other sectors. 
 
"July started on a positive note with our overall job index posting a two per cent increase from June, while online recruitment grew 19 per cent YoY across sectors," said Monster.com Asia-Pacific managing director Sanjay Modi in a statement in Bengaluru.
 
Online demand for healthcare professionals has also increased to 46 percent YoY while it was 41 per cent YoY in customer service exports.
 
"Online demand for senior management, however, declined 38 per cent YoY in July from 50 per cent growth in June," Modi said on the occasion.
 
Though the IT sector's apex body Nasscom reported a drop in tech jobs due to automation, the hiring website showed the sector reviving from long-term deceleration.
 
"The IT sector is moving towards demand for people with specialised skills owing to digitization of manual processes, while the education sector has been doing well with double-digit growth in July, thanks to a slew of measures by the government early this year," Modi asserted.
 
Online hiring also exceeded the year-ago level in 21 of the 27 industries, which are monitored by the index.