Towns go past met­ros in cre­at­ing new jobs

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Hi­mani Chandna hi­mani.chandna@hin­dus­tan­times.com

If you are in a non­metro city, you have a bet­ter chance of land­ing a job with a pri­vate com­pany.

Lat­est trends from top head­hunt­ing agen­cies show that smaller cities are edg­ing out the met­ros in job cre­ation and hir­ing, a trend at­trib­uted to com­pa­nies look­ing for newer mar­kets and ded­i­cated work­ers with knowl­edge of lo­cal busi­ness.

This could be cru­cial for the Naren­dra Modi gov­ern­ment’s push to re­vive in­dus­try and cre­ate jobs needed to ab­sorb about 10 mil­lion peo­ple join­ing the work­force ev­ery year.

So far, the gov­ern­ment has been un­able to find a way around to kick­start a host of stalled projects needed to boost growth. A lack of enough skilled man­power is also ex­pected to hurt in­dus­try un­less the gov­ern­ment suc­ceeds with ef­forts such as the Skill In­dia pro­gramme.

Among the cities emerg­ing as the new em­ploy­ment hot spots are Chandigarh, Jaipur, Coim­bat­ore, Bar­oda and Pune, re­ports by agen­cies such as Naukri.com, Team­lease Ser­vices and Mon­ster.com show.

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