Monster Employment Index India rises 7% year-over-year

monster-jobsMUMBAI: The Monster Employment Index India for January 2013, a monthly gauge of online job posting activity, has risen 7% year-over-year. 18 of the 27 industry sectors monitored by the Monster Employment Index registered expansion in online recruitment activity between January’12 and January’13.

“The Monster Employment Index India exhibits positive annual growth. However, the employers continue to remain cautious owing to the current global economic scenario,” said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, (India/ Middle- East/ South East Asia) in a release.

The m edia & entertainmentsector (up 41%) followed by logistic, courier/ freight/ transportation sector (up 34%) exhibited the highest annual growth among sectors. The NGO/social services sector (up 25%) also did well. On the downside, import/export (down 19%) showed the steepest annual decline

On the occupation front, online demand improved in nine of 13 occupational groups monitored by the Monster Employment Index between January 2012 and January 2013.

Arts/creative(up 35%)followed by customer service(up 14%) saw the highest annual gains while senior management (down 23%) saw the highest annual decline.

In terms of location, online recruitment activity was up for all the 13 locations monitored by the index. Baroda (up 37%) followed by Jaipur(up 26%) led all cities in annual growth. Among major metro-areas, Kolkata(up 20 percent) and Chennai(up 19 percent) registered the highest annual growth. (Source:ET)

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