Many new jobs are expected to open up in India in the coming year, offering opportunities to home-sick Indian expats who long for a job back home.
Ushering in 2013, estimates show that the country may see more than a million jobs being created over the course of the next 12 months.
The country suffered from a massive brain drain during the 1990s and the decade after, when professionals left for foreign shores, looking for better jobs.
The trend seems to be slowing down, recruiters say, and in many cases, the expat Indians (called non-resident Indians, or NRIs) are looking to go back home.
India is now offering its people the option to come back - jobs are being generated in different sectors and salaries are also going up each year - making the return of the expat population a sweet deal.
The organised sector in the country is set to create about 1.1 million new jobs in 2013, as per a survey released by MyHiringClub.com & FlikJobs.com. Despite all the talk of a gloomy economy this year, India was able to create 700,000 jobs and hopes to beat the figure next year.
The survey, which shows an increase in hiring expectations, is based on responses of 4,453 companies across 12 industry sectors in 21 major cities.
But where exactly are these jobs going to be created?
To narrow down your search, the survey indicates that the cities you should be looking at are Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi (including the National Capital Region, or NCR), and Chennai. Together, these cities are expected to generate about a third (323,433) of all new jobs.
FMCG is one sector to look at for professionals in this industry. The growth of consumer goods sector, food, textiles, leather and related products and the increase in domestic demand is expected to create significant number of new jobs in this sector. This sector is expected to add 176,900 jobs and grow at a rate of 5.3 per cent.
According to a research by MANCER Consulting, FMCG sector will create largest number of job opportunities in 2013 followed by Healthcare and IT-ITeS sectors. Increasing per capita income, rising popularity of organized retail, rise of rural consumers, FDI support and Indian government pro industry policy are the key growth drivers for FMCG industry. According to the MANCER research overall hiring in 2013 will rise by almost 17-18% as compared to 2012. Following is the share of various sectors in new job opportunities space.
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