Two millions jobs in 'Telecom' this year

Jan 19 2017 04:04 PM
Two millions jobs in 'Telecom' this year

The telecom sector is expected to create two million jobs this year. The entry of new service providers, the government's initiatives like 'Make in India' and thrust on mobile economy will also add to the buoyancy in the sector , says in report.

"While the overall hiring will see a boost, the verticals that will drive the manpower requirement are handset makers (1.76 million) followed by the service providers (0.37 million)," said the report compiled by Team Lease along with Telecom Sector Skill Council. 

With the technology advanced, the infrastructure sector will catch up and add huge opportunities in the long run."Infrastructure will add 0.92 million jobs by 2020-21 and the overall labor requirement for the sector by 2021 will be over 8.7 million," 

"While the increased focus on affordability, reduction of the prices of handset, operator's investments in improving networks, demonetization and the following push for adoption of digital wallets will boost the availability of job openings in the sector, the sector still seems to be grappling with skill deficit," Team Lease Services Senior Vice President Neeti Sharma said. 



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