September witnessed a bleak hiring sentiment across Kolkata. Key sectors of the city sectors like IT, BPO have seen a drop in hiring levels in Sep-12 when compared to Aug-12, according to Naukri Job Speak Index.
Among top sectors, Construction is only sector to witness double digit growth (11%) in hiring activity in Sep-12.
On an overall level, hiring activity for India Inc has been dipping consecutively for the last three months. Hiring levels for Sep-12 are 6% lower than what it was three months ago.
"The job market has considerably slowed down over the last six months and key sectors are adopting a cautious hiring approach. The job market will hopefully start looking up once the GDP growth picks up momentum," said Hitesh Oberoi, Managing Director and CEO, Info Edge India.
In Sep-12 hiring activity did not see much action for key sectors like Auto, Pharma, Oil & Gas Telecom, and Hospitality, indicating that recruiters are adopting a wait and watch mode.