Press Release

Hiring activity sees an increase of 22% in June'14 over June'13: Naukri Job Speak Index

July 17 2014

  • IT sector sees maximum  growth with the index moving up by 29% in June'14 over June13
  • Amongst the metros, Bangalore and Pune have seen maximum growth in June'14 over June'13

The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of June 2014 was at 1570 indicating a double digit growth in hiring when compared to June 2013. Monthly comparison shows a minor dip in hiring activity when compared to May'14 wherein the June index is 2% lower than May 14. Industry wise hiring sentiment was positive with Telecom and BPO seeing an increase of 20% each respectively in June'14 as compared to June'13. Among the top metros Bangalore and Pune have seen the maximum growth with the index moving up by 30% and 31% respectively in the same period.

Hitesh Oberoi, Managing Director and CEO Info Edge (India) Ltd said "The economy is showing signs of revival and its effects are visible on the hiring landscape as well.  The job market is reviving and we expect hiring activity to go up in the coming few months".

Industry Sector Analysis:

An in depth analysis reveals that apart from  the IT & ITES sector, Auto and Oil & Gas  sectors have seen growth with the index moving up by 18% and 16% respectively in June'14 over June'13. Pharma and Construction & Engineering sector have also registered double digit growth with the index moving up by 22% and 13% respectively in the same period.

Other sectors like Insurance and Capital Goods have also witnessed growth with the index moving up by 11% each in June'14 over June'13. Banking sector has also shown an upward trajectory with the index moving up 11% Y-O-Y.

Functional Area Analysis:

The demand for professionals working in IT and HR & Administration saw maximum growth with the Naukri Job Speak Index moving up by 29% and 27% respectively   in June'14 over June'13. Professionals employed in ITES & BPO have also seen an increase of 24% Y-O-Y.

Professionals working in Accounts & Finance and Marketing & Advertising have seen growth with the index moving up by 20% and 19% each respectively in June'14 over June'13.  Professionals employed in Engineering Design and Supply Chain has seen growth of 12% respectively in the same period.

City Wise Analysis:

Amongst cities, Bangalore and Pune have seen maximum improvement in hiring in June'14 over June'13. Chennai and Hyderabad have seen a growth of 25% each in the same period while Mumbai and Delhi NCR has seen a growth of 17% each Y-O-Y.

Kolkata has seen a single digit growth of 5% in June'14 over June'13

About, India’s No. 1 job site and the flagship brand of Info Edge introduced the concept of e-recruitment in India. Since its inception in 1997, has seen continuous growth while outperforming its competitors in every sphere. Info Edge was the first internet Company to be listed in India. The site enjoys a traffic share of 67% as per Comscore. is a recruitment platform that provides hiring-related services to corporates/ recruiters, placement agencies and to job seekers in India and overseas. It offers multiple products like Resume Database Access, listings and Response Management Tools. With 240000 jobs live at any point and over 37 million CV’s, serviced over 48000 corporate clients in 2013-2014. The company employs over 3100 people operating through 56 offices in 42 cities in India and overseas offices in Dubai, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.

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Geetu Batra