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Hiring senior management professionals has seen a noteworthy incline across occupational groups. The April index gives the confidence that job opportunities will demonstrate a positive trend in coming months, says Sanjay Modi, MD, Monster.com, India.
Hiring senior management professionals has seen a noteworthy incline across occupational groups. The April index gives the confidence that job opportunities will demonstrate a positive trend in coming months, says Sanjay Modi, MD, Monster.com, India.

Demand for senior management professionals up 51% in April: Monster report

Also, online demand for engineering and production professionals rose for the first time since February 2013

Mumbai: The Monster Employment Index for April reveals signs that senior-management hiring is on the uptick after a decline all of last year.

The online demand (number of job opportunities advertised on websites) for hiring senior management professionals was up 51% in April from a year ago, the third monthly rise, after charting successive declines from January 2013 until January 2014. “Hiring senior management professionals has seen a noteworthy incline across occupational groups. The April index gives us the confidence that job opportunities will demonstrate a positive trend in coming months", said Sanjay Modi, managing director (MD), Monster.com, India.

Also, online demand for engineering and production professionals rose for the first time since February 2013, posting a 2% increase in opportunities from last year.

The overall hiring across sectors rose 11% in April, from a year ago, led by IT (information technology) industry (software/ hardware). The engineering, cement, construction, iron and steel sectors also displayed an uptrend in recruitment levels. Sectors like the automotive industry, (down 10% during the month) along with chemicals and fertilizers (down 19%) continued to be among those with declining recruitment activity.

Among cities, online recruitment opportunities exceeded the year-ago level in 10 of the 13 cities monitored by the Index, with Ahmedabad (up 26%) overtaking Bangalore (up 22%) to lead all monitored cities in long-term growth. Coimbatore (down 21%) recorded the steepest annual decline among all cities monitored by the Index.

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