Towns go past metros in creating new jobs
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.