Jaipur to offer R&D, Manufacturing jobs

As tier II and III cities emerge on the employment landscape of the nation, we take a look at the scope and potential of some of the key locations which are giving the big and established job hubs a run for their money. Jaipur, being a consistent performer on the TimesJobs.com recruitment index – RecruiteX, is the first in the series to be explored. Read on to know more…

Jaipur was the only location to witness a double digit growth in demand during August 2014, according to the TimesJobs.com RecruiteX. Infact, it has registered an average growth of 2 per cent in hiring activity in the past six months, more than the key job hubs including Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore.

What is fueling the demand?

Jaipur is one of those internationally favored tourist destinations which has attracted huge business in travel & tourism. However, these are not the only industries flourishing in the pink city.According Sunil Goel, MD, GlobalHunt, “BPO, KPO, financial services and mining industries have been the other focused and hot industries in the city. These industries have been creating lot of job opportunities, especially in the marketing segment.”

He added that Jaipur further has a lot of other benefits over metros and big cities, including:

·         Low attrition

·         Cost arbitrage

·         Availability of fresh talent pool

All these are increasing the cities prospects to be home to major R&D, outsourcing & manufacturing centers.

Who is in demand? 

Hiring is buoyant for support functions, including front office/administration, accounting & finance and HR. These account for 15 per cent of the total job postings in the city, according to TimesJobs.com data. Core profiles such as IT/telecom and sales & marketing are also in demand.

Demand is maximum for junior/entry level professionals in the city. The 2-5 years experience category accounted for nearly 35 per cent of the total demand in Jaipur, reveals TimesJobs.com data. Freshers accounted for over 25 per cent of the total demand in the region across sectors. 

What the future holds?

Experts believe that since Jaipur as a jobs market is not yet fully explored and major sectors such as brick & mortar and services industries are planning expansion in the city, the job opportunities in the future seems immense. Goel believes that proactive governance and investor friendly polices has helped in making Jaipur an ideal business destination. He added that the upcoming projects such as freight corridor will connect Jaipur with places where industrial hubs are likely to come up, further boosting employment prospects in the city.

Next: Lucknow seeks engineers, IT and BFSI professionals 

Apeksha Kaushik, TimesJobs.com Bureau