As per TeamLease’s ‘Employment Outlook Report’ for Q4 (January to March 2023) for the manufacturing sector, 60% of employers in the manufacturing segment aim to recruit and expand their resource pool in this period. The positive higher hiring sentiment is attributed to large-scale enterprises (69%), followed by medium (44%) and small (39%) businesses. The overall intent to hire for the manufacturing and services sectors combined has grown from 65% in Q3 to 68% in Q4.
Analyzing the geographical trends in an in-depth manner, the report finds that as before, the intent to hire is greater in metro and Tier 1 cities (94%) as compared to Tier 2 cities (73%), Tier 3 (43%), and the rural sector (23%). The cities with the highest intent to hire are Mumbai (97%), Bengaluru (94%), Chennai (89%), Delhi (84%), and Pune (73%). From a sector perspective, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals (98%), Fast Moving Consumer Goods (86%), Electric Vehicle & Infrastructure sector (71%), Agricultural & Agrochemical (69%), Manufacturing, and Engineering & Infrastructure (65%) are the sectors with the sturdiest hiring intent.
Sharing insights about the report’s findings, Dr. Mahesh Bhatt, Chief Business Officer, TeamLease Services, said, “The global employment rate has increased considerably post the last Covid-19 wave and is poised to grow stronger in the coming quarters. With domestic demand increasing, despite stringent external conditions, the manufacturing industry is projected to witness all-encompassing growth.”
The Employment Outlook Report (January to March 2023) for the manufacturing industry accentuates the industry as an ideal sector for job aspirants. Employers are most enthusiastic about recruiting at the junior level (60%), entry-level (55%), followed by mid-level (27%) and senior level (24%). The job profiles with the highest projected hiring intent consist of Sales (98%), Marketing (86%), Information Technology (86%), Engineering (78%), and Blue Collar (75%) jobs.
Further, according to the report attrition appears to be more balanced in the sector. Apart from Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals which have shown a double-digit attrition rate of 15.67% from 14.71 % during the Jul-Sep 2022-23 period, the manufacturing industry has single-digit attrition rates.