The Indian economy is on a hike and thus brings good news to the job seekers in India. Many small town cities have emerged from the shadows of their illustrious metropolitans and have become bright spots for employment across India. According to the recent Monster Employment index, below is the list of the 5 Indian cities that is considered as a hub for job seekers in the country.
- June 2012: 112 (Employment Index Points)
- June 2013: 141 (Employment Index Points)
- Percentage Growth y-o-y: 26 Percent
Kolkata, the City of Joy is the principle cultural, commercial and educational centers of India that has been providing numerous career opportunities to the people across the nation.
It is the third most populous city of India. It has numerous industrial firms operated by large public and private sector organizations. Major contributors to the region are heavy engineering, steel, minerals, mining, food processing, pharmaceuticals, cement, electronics, agriculture, jute, textiles etc. It is also home to the headquarters of renowned companies like Coal Limited India, ITC Limited and Britannia. The city also has three major public sector banks, Allahabad Bank, the United Bank of India and UCO Bank providing larger job opportunities.
- June 2012: 117
- June 2013: 140
- Percentage Growth y-o-y: 20 Percent
Chandigarh, the joint capital of Haryana and Punjab has the second best percentage growth. It was the first planed city of independent India and hence the government sector is the major employment provider in the area. It has approximately 2500 small scale industries and 15 medium-to-large scale industries in the capital with highly attractive employment ratio. The city was ranked as the richest city in the country for the year 2010 owing to its high per capita ratio.
Due to the recent advances in the IT sector, it has been successful in attracting a whole range of multi-million corporate houses to invest in the city and thus opening up job opportunities.
- June 2012: 132
- June 2013: 139
- Percentage Growth y-o-y: 5 Percent
Bangalore is the fastest growing cosmopolitan city in Asia. The Garden City of India houses some of the most high tech industries in the country and the world for that matter. The pleasant climate, friendly people, and highly educated population are the reason behind it being the IT capital and the Silicon Valley of India.
Bangalore has successfully emerged as the ideal gateway of India owing to its architectural landmarks, shopping malls and numerous business opportunities. It has several renowned colleges and research institutions and has been offering job opportunities without any trouble. It is also considered as the leading IT exporter of the nation.
- June 2012: 123
- June 2013: 135
- Percentage Growth y-o-y: 10 Percent
Delhi – NCR, the largest and the second most populous metropolis in India. It is the largest commercial centre in northern India and one of the fastest emerging cities in the region. It has advocated an amazing growth rate of 10.7 percent for the past five years. The per capita income is roughly around 1.75 lakhs which is three times the nation’s average and second highest in the country.
It has been offering a plethora of jobs and career opportunities to the people. The telecommunication, information technology, banking, hotels, tourism, and media sectors play an important role in this aspect. The manufacturing sector of Delhi is also seen to grow drastically and thus offering numerous job opportunities too.
- June 2012: 105 (Employment Index Points)
- June 2013: 120 (Employment Index Points)
- Percentage Growth Year-Over-Year (y-o-y): 14 Percent
Ahmedabad is known as the Manchester of India. It is the largest inland industrial center and the second largest industrial center in western India only next to Mumbai.
The textile industry is the driving force behind the upliftment of its economy. The city is also home to thriving chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry.
The last few years were lucky for the IT industry in the city. A Nasscom survey in 2002 on the ‘Super Nine Indian Destinations’ for IT-enabled services (ITES) ranked Ahmedabad as the fifth most competitive cities in India.
However, there are many ambitious projects that the city is planning to come up with which is expected to create a plethora of employment opportunities in various sectors.
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