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Startups Hiring More Seniors
By Sandhya

The TimesJobs RecruiteX research is showing that India Inc. has stepped up hiring. And this time giving steady teddies a run for their money are internet startups which have posted a 25 per cent rise in jobs in just a month. So even if you have over 15 years experience, start-ups are actively looking for you. There is an over 100 per cent rise in senior level jobs at startups.

Even discounting the low base for this role, this translates into a serious hiring binge. E-commerce, retail services, media and hospitality professionals have never had it so good. E-commerce majors such as Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon have stepped up hiring in the last one month. Engineers, quality and process specialists too are now in demand; and reported over 50 per cent growth in demand in this period.

This does not mean that traditional job roles have fallen by the wayside. The top hiring industries in India by volume, outside of the ubiquitous IT sector, are Healthcare, Petrochemicals / Oil and Gas, Consumer Durables / FMCG and Automobiles / Auto Ancillaries. On the back of such strong drivers, Recruitex, the’s Jobs Index, reported a strong growth story in July 2014, with an overall increase of 15 per cent demand for talent over June 2014.

From core to support functions, all major professions reported a surge in demand in July 2014. According to TimesJobs RecruiteX, retail services and hospitality professionals reported the highest demand with an increase of 30 per cent in month-over-month analysis. Content Editors / journalists and entertainment/media/journalism professionals were also in demand.

While Bangalore became the top hiring location for start-ups and emerging businesses, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR and Pune emerged as top hiring locations for traditional industries in July 2014. Mid-level professionals with 5-20 years experience led the hiring trend during this period.

Start-up Hiring Trends:
Bangalore is the hottest job location with over 30 per cent increase in demand, followed by Delhi NCR (22%)
IT software and Internet/online start-ups are doing the maximum hiring
Tech, product and media/content roles are hot in the start-up space

Hot Jobs:
Retail services and hospitality professionals (30%) were most in demand
Content editors/journalists and entertainment/media professionals are leading the recruitment charts with a 27 per cent growth in demand
Quality/process control professionals reported double-digit growth in demand

Hot Locations:
Among top metros, Chennai topped the recruitment charts with a 30 per cent increase
Hyderabad, Delhi NCR and Pune reported a 12 per cent growth in hiring
Among tier II locations, Vadodara registered the maximum growth of 15 per cent

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