Manpower Employment Outlook Survey India (Q1/2015)

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Manpower Services India
January 05, 2015

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2015 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 5,108 employers in India. Indian employers report dynamic hiring prospects for the January-March time frame. With 44 per cent of employers forecasting an increase in staffing levels, 3 per cent anticipating a decrease and 34 per cent expecting no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook stands at +41 per cent.

Employers anticipate payroll gains in all four regions during the coming quarter. The strongest hiring intentions are reported in the South and the West, where Net Employment Outlook stands at +46 per cent and +45 per cent, respectively. A vigorous hiring pace is also forecasted for the North, where the Outlook stands at +42 per cent, while the Outlook for the East stands at +31 per cent.

Employers in all seven industry sectors forecast an increase in staffing levels during the first quarter of 2015. The strongest labour market is expected in the wholesale and retail trade sector where employers report a Net Employment Outlook of +54 per cent. Vigorous hiring activity is also anticipated in the finance, insurance and real estate sector and the services sector, where Outlooks stand at +48 per cent and +47 per cent respectively. The Outlook for the transportation and utilities sector is +45 per cent and employers report an Outlook of +42 per cent for the manufacturing sector.

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