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Manufacturing, infra sector to add 58,200 jobs in April-September FY20

  • The report says the manufacturing, infra sector will witness a 2% increase in net employment in April-September FY20
  • The report revealed that medium-sized businesses will see a jump of 5% in outlook while large businesses will grow by 2%

Mumbai: The manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure sector is likely to add 58,200 new jobs in the April-September of this financial year, a report published on Monday said.

According to TeamLease Services biannual 'Employment Outlook' report for April-September FY20, these industries will witness a 2% increase in net employment.

"The manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure sector has employed 6.42 crore people as of HY2 of 2018-19.

With the electronic manufacturing ecosystem is expected to reach investments worth 26 trillion by 2025 the sector is expected to witness an exponential growth in jobs," Teamlease Services head of industrial, manufacturing and engineering vertical, Sudeep Sen said quoting the report.

Further, he said, modernisation and the introduction of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in manufacturing will not only witness the sector contributing around 25% of the GDP of the country by 2022 but adding significantly towards job creation as well.

Manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure industries will also witness 8.02% growth in jobs between April-September 2019-20, he added.

The report was done across 19 sectors and 14 geographies surveying 775 enterprises in India and 85 businesses across the globe.

Further, the report revealed that in India tier II cities will witness over 5% in hiring sentiment for April-September followed by tier III towns and rural areas with over 2% growth each.

Half of the 14 cities surveyed improve their outlook and the remaining half witness a reduction in their outlook for the April-September 2019-20 period compared to October-March of FY19, it said.

Pune to witness over 5% growth followed by Coimbatore with 4%, Indore [4%], Chennai [3%], Ahmedabad [3%], Kolkata [3%] and Delhi [2%], it said.

However, the sentiment will decline by 1% in Mumbai followed by Chandigarh [1%], Nagpur [2%], Bangalore [3%], Hyderabad [3%], Gurgaon [2%] and Kochi [2%], it added.

Meanwhile, the report revealed that medium-sized businesses will see a jump of 5% in outlook while large businesses will grow by 2%.

Functional areas like engineering (5%), office services (4%), blue collar (4%) and marketing (3%) are likely to see handsome increase in hiring, while hiring sentiment for the sales and IT functional areas is seen to stagnate.

It also found that attrition rates dropped significantly in 5 of the 19 sectors during the previous HY (October-March, 2018-19) compared with the April March 2018- 19) while 5 other sectors witnessed significantly higher attrition during this period.

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