Press Release

City release Job speak May 15 - Chennai

June 8 2015

Hiring activity in Chennai decreased by 4% in May 15&rsquo over May 14&rsquo: Naukri Job Speak Index

  • Hiring in Accounting /  Finance and IT-Hardware sectors increased by 21% and 3% in May 2015 over May 2014
  • The Auto industry witnessed a depreciation of 8% in May&rsquo15 index
  • Hiring of BFSI professionals increased by 22% in the same period


Chennai, June 8, 2015:
The Naukri Job Speak index for Chennai in May 15&rsquo was at 1396 as compared to 1453 in May&rsquo14, thus indicating a 4% decrease in the hiring activity. Among the key sectors in the city, BFSI has witnessed maximum growth of 53% in the hiring activity whereas Oil and Gas, Auto and Pharma recorded a decrease of 8% & 9% respectively over the same period.

Industry Sector Analysis:

  • The IT- Hardware and Software industries witnessed a Y-o-Y growth of 3% and 2% respectively in the May 2015 index
  • The Healthcare industry has registered growth of 3% whereas Pharma recorded a decrease of 9% in May 2015 over May 2014
  • Core sectors like Oil and Gas, Auto, Insurance and Real estate witnessed depreciation in May 2015 over May 2014


Functional Area Analysis:

  • The demand for professionals in Banking & Insurance saw a Y-o-Y growth of 22% in May&rsquo15 over May&rsquo14
  • At the same time, Pharma and IT-Software also recorded growth of 7% and 3% in May&rsquo15 index
  • The demand for professionals in Top Management depreciated by 7% Y-o-Y in May 2015
  • On the other hand, the demand for professionals working in IT- Hardware / Telecom and ITES saw a Y-o-Y decline of 9% and 14% respectively in the May&rsquo15 index


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