Retail sector with 47% growth picked up a strong pace in hiring, showing signs of recovery in the festive season, according to the latest Naukri 'JobSpeak index’.

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Driven by the reopening of the retail, hospitality and education sectors after a long 18-20 months of pandemic-driven lockdowns, India saw a 26 per cent (year-on-year) growth in hiring in the month of November as compared to last year, a new report showed on Friday. Retail sector with 47 per cent growth picked up a strong pace in hiring, showing signs of recovery in the festive season, according to the latest Naukri 'JobSpeak index’. Another sector which traditionally benefited in the festive season was hospitality/travel (+58 per cent).

In a bid to fall back to normalcy, schools are primed to reopen across the country and the education sector (+54 per cent) experienced a resultant uptick in hiring. Hiring in metro and tier 2 cities recorded 39 per cent and 16 per cent average annual growth, respectively.

Continuous growth of the IT-software and BFSI sectors have enabled metro cities to outperform their tier 2 counterparts in the annual growth charts, the report said. Among the non-metros, Ahmedabad (+61 per cent) witnessed maximum growth in November, followed by Coimbatore (+28 per cent).

Hiring across all experience bands was positive as compared to the same period last year, with demand for senior professionals belonging to the 8-12 yrs (+37 per cent) bracket witnessing maximum traction, the report mentioned.

The Naukri JobSpeak is a monthly Index that calculates and records hiring activity based on the job listings on Naukri.com website month on month. The objective of Naukri JobSpeak is to measure the hiring activity in various industries, cities, and experience levels.

"Being two of the worst impacted sectors of the pandemic, the hospitality/travel and retail industry have stood out in their recovery. Riding the festive wave in the past few months, these sectors have grown by 63 per cent and 56 per cent annually from September-November 2021," said Pawan Goyal, Chief Business Officer, Naukri.com.

With IANS inputs

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