Job opportunities in India continued to expand for the seventh month in June, Monster India said on Tuesday.
The education sector saw the strongest demand with a nine per cent rise last month over the previous month, it said. Production and manufacturing followed closely with a seven per cent rise in opportunities.
“During June, online job availability rose in six of the Index’s 27 industry sectors and in seven of the 14 occupational categories monitored,” Monster Employment Index, a monthly analysis of online job demand in India, showed.
The Index gauges job demand based on a real-time review of employment opportunities culled from a large representative selection of online job sites, including Monsterindia.com.
Online hiring in the banking, finance and insurance sector showed a subtle growth of 3 per cent in June as well.
“Longer term six-month growth trends in several large industries and occupational groups suggest an overall upswing in hiring, which is encouraging for current job seekers,” said Sanjay Modi, managing director-India, Monster Worldwide.
In the occupational category, hospitality, legal, administration and human resources registered a 8 per cent growth each.
Sectors which witnessed a downturn included information technology with a four per cent decline. IT also turned negative for the first time since January 2010, said the report.
The index had monitored 13 cities out of which Kolkata recorded the largest increase in job availability while Chandigarh saw the steepest decline, falling almost 9 per cent.
Among the other metropolitan markets, Hyderabad, recorded a four per cent growth while Bangalore saw reduced opportunities, demand edging down by two points.