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Naukri.com: Job Index for April 2010 suggests happy times back for job seekers

According to a study by Info Edge India’s job portal Naukri.com, happy times are back for both job seekers and recruiters as the job index — an index that showcases the current job scenario — for April 2010 at 1019 as compared to 962 in March 2010 is the highest since the base month of July 2008, when 1000 was taken as the base index.

According to a study by Info Edge India’s job portal Naukri.com, happy times are back for both job seekers and recruiters as the job index — an index that showcases the current job scenario — for April 2010 at 1019 as compared to 962 in March 2010 is the highest since the base month of July 2008, when 1000 was taken as the base index.

A year on year comparison of the job index shows that Pune, Mumbai and Delhi have seen a revival in the job market with the index moving up by 63 per cent, 45 per cent and 43 per cent respectively in April 2010 over April 2009. Key industry sectors like IT-Software, Insurance, Banking and ITES are all back to the pre downturn levels with the job index moving up by 48 per cent, 82 per cent, 67 per cent and 44 per cent respectively.

“The first quarter of the year started on an optimistic note with a jump in hiring sentiment across cities, industries and functional areas. We can see that the job market has recovered sharply from the depths of gloom and the April 2010 job index has surpassed the pre down turn levels,” Sumeet Singh, national head, marketing and communication, Info Edge India, has said.

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