April 17, 2013
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the second quarter (Q2) of 2013 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 5,370 employers in India. Indian employers report optimistic hiring plans for Q2 of 2013. With 31 per cent of employers expecting to increase staffing levels and 51 per cent anticipating no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook stands at +30 per cent.
Employers in all four regions forecast an increase in staffing levels during Q2 of 2013. The most optimistic hiring intentions are reported in the North, where the Net Employment Outlook stands at +36 per cent, and in the West, with an Outlook of +32 per cent. Employers in the South anticipate an active labour market with an Outlook of +21 per cent, while the Outlook for the East stands at +15 per cent.
Employers in all seven industry sectors forecast an increase in staffing levels during Q2 of 2013. The strongest hiring prospects are reported in the transportation and utilities sector with a Net Employment Outlook of +37 per cent. Robust hiring plans are also evident in both the services sector, and the wholesale and retail trade sector, where Outlooks stand at +32 per cent. The finance, insurance and real estate sector is +30 per cent, while mining and construction sector employers report an Outlook of +29 per cent.
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