MUMBAI: Another bit of good news in the job market. Hiring of white and blue-collar staff in awide range of businesses is set to increase significantly as local lockdowns ease and the anticipated festive season demand gets factored in. A Teamlease survey shared exclusively with ET shows around 10 sectors reporting an uptick in hiring intent over the next three months –; ecommerce and tech startups (26% more hires); agriculture & agrochemicals (25%); fast-moving consumer goods (24%); power & energy (21%); and retail (20%), healthcare & pharmaceuticals (33%); knowledge process outsourcing (26%); telecommunication (20%), and information technology (22%). Work profiles that will be in demand include logistics executive, technical support executive, sales executives, technical support personnel in various areas, healthcare personnel and laboratory technicians as well as shop floor roles for jobs in loading and delivery functions. 77557350Marico chairman Harsh Mariwala said FMCG was back in almost full business mode and even personal care products are seeing positive signs. Agribusiness companies such Mahindra Agri are hiring to meet demand for the second round of cropping –; after a good kharif season –; while logistics firms like TVS Logistics are adding to the workforce on account of increased movement of goods driven by demand from ecommerce and FMCG companies. Automobile and ecommerce companies are betting big on the upcoming festive season. KPOs and shared services firms have resumed hiring after a brief pause in the last few months as India continues to remain high-value centre for global companies. Ecommerce major Flipkart is hiring across the supply chain to meet the growing demand as the festive season approaches. TVS Logistics hired about 400 frontline workers for its new projects in auto, FMCG and lastmile connectivity.

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