India's job recruitment market may double in 5 years

"The growth in India's economy has helped bring about a tremendous growth in the manufacturing, banking and services sectors in the country. The job recruitment market here is set to grow at 20 per cent annum and touch the Rs 2,000 crore mark in five years from the present Rs 1,000 crore," Esource India's Managing Director, Nitin Deveshwar, told PTI here.

Esource India is a subsidiary of ESMS (I) Pvt Ltd which is a leading security company with nation-wide operations and is a full-service recruitment agency powered by an online database combining social networking and traditional recruiting.

The country's manufacturing sector is growing at eight to ten per cent and is expected to generate 0.5 million employment opportunities alone, Deveshwar said.

The shift of industrial activities to smaller towns has also created major job opportunities in these areas.

Gujarat's small towns like Vapi, Anjar and Bharuch, Chattisgarh's Raipur, Bilaspur and Korba and Uttarakhand's Haridwar and Rudrapur have provided higher job opportunities, following industrialisation in these areas, Deveshwar said.

Public sector banks as well as private ones are expected to hire in a big way in the coming years as they expand their footprint into smaller towns, he added.

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