Press Release

The Naukri Job Speak City Release Chennai February 2015

March 1 2015

Hiring activity in Chennai was 17% higher in Feb 15&rsquo over Feb 14&rsquo: Naukri Job Speak Index

  • Auto sector saw a decline of 9% in the hiring activity in February&rsquo15 over February&rsquo14.
  • Hiring of IT professionals increased by 23% in February&rsquo15 over February&rsquo14.

Chennai, February 2015:
The Naukri Job Speak index for Chennai in February 15&rsquo was at 1496 as compared to 1282 in Feb 14, thus indicating a 17% increase in the hiring activity. Among the key sectors in the city, BPO/ITES showed a 5% increase in the hiring activity whereas Telecom registered a 14% growth over the same period.

Industry Sector Analysis:

Sectors like Telecom and Banking saw a significant increase of 14%, and 77% respectively in their hiring activities in Feb-15&rsquo over Feb 14&rsquo. Other sectors like Pharma saw a 12% increase in their hiring activity over the same period. However, sectors like Construction and Engineering and Insurance saw a dip of 4% and 20% in the same period.

Functional Area Analysis:

Hiring of Project Management, and Production and Maintenance professionals saw a dip of 7% and 6% respectively in February 15&rsquo over February14&rsquo. However a reverse trend was seen for the HR and Finance professionals where the numbers went up by 18% and 11% respectively over the same period. 

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