A survey has indicated that there has been an upsurge in demand for talent in non-tech sectors in India, such as healthcare, food services, construction, and education in December 2022, despite rumours of layoffs by global technology businesses.

According to global job site Indeed’s monthly jobs analytics, 30.8 percent of all job listings on its platform in December 2022 were in healthcare-related fields including nursing and dentistry.

According to the research, this was followed by food services (8.8%), construction (8.3%), architecture (7.2%), education (7.1%), therapy (6.3%), and marketing (6.1), among others.

The survey observed that industries including construction and civil engineering have experienced a rebound due to the relative return of economic routine in a post-pandemic world.

It added that last year, firms realised the necessity for marketing for an improved customer experience as well as business and sales, contributing to the growth in demand. Marketing was one of the first industries to see layoffs during the epidemic.

The analysis is based on data from job advertisements made between December 2021 and December 2022 on the Indeed website.


Sashi Kumar, Indeed’s head of sales for India, noted that the fact that several employment categories are growing despite global uncertainty suggests that hiring in India is good. The total number of job listings as of January is likewise 203% more than the pre-pandemic baseline of February 2020, he said.

He stated that the Indian employment market would undoubtedly grow if the Union budget prioritises job development. The employment situation in India would change in the first two quarters of 2023, he said.


Bengaluru tops the list of cities for job posts, accounting for 16.5% of the overall share, according to the survey.

According to the report, Mumbai (8.12%), Pune (6.33%), and Chennai (6.1%) are all in close proximity to Bengaluru.

Around 6.9% of this contribution comes from Tier II cities like Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Jaipur, and Mohali, illustrating the growing need for talent in smaller cities.


The survey also discovered that the cross-border hunt for Indians has increased as a result of the relaxation of travel restrictions related to Covid-19 and the reopening of various commercial sectors.

According to the data, Indians account for the majority of cross-border searches in the United States (approximately 39.29%), followed by Canadians (17.23%), Britons (14.34%), and Emiratis (13.79%).

(With inputs from PTI)

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