Located only around 260 km from the national capital, Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan – epitomizes Incredible India with its historical forts and majestic palaces standing in stark contrast to modern shopping malls and luxurious condos. Painted in pink to impress the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria during their visit to India in 1876, Jaipur is still known as The Pink City. While the city retains its tradition, culture and old values, it has also evolved into a modern city bustling with industrial activities.
Jaipur is one of the 13 Indian cities that made it to the list of the world’s top 100 outsourcing destinations, according to a recent report by Tholons, an acclaimed advisory firm for global outsourcing and research. The capital of Rajasthan has also been ranked the seventh best city to live in India, in terms of public amenities, urban planning, safety, hygiene and bureaucracy, according to Annual Survey of India’s City Systems (ASICS) conducted by Janaagraha Centre.
Job Opportunity and Key IndustriesJaipur is fast emerging as a major start-up hub in India, thanks to its proximity to New Delhi, abundance of natural resources, large talent pool, better quality of life and low cost of living. While start-ups like CarDekho.com, RazorPay, and LogicRoots are up and running in the city, some others like Taaza Sabzi, Houssup, and Hippo Cabs are planning to start operations soon.
As such, there is no lack of employment opportunities in the capital of Rajasthan. In fact, the state’s economy has seen above eight percent annual growth in the past few years. If the state can sustain this growth rate, it would generate an additional 22 lakh jobs by 2018 in both organized and unorganized sectors. Until recent years, Jaipur’s economy was mainly driven by traditional sectors, such as, tourism, jewelry, handicrafts, and textiles. However, past few years have seen massive growth in modern sectors like information technology and business process management. Here’s a look at the top job generating industries of the city.
Information Technology and Business Process ManagementJaipur’s IT & BPM industry is growing at a steady pace, with leading names like Infosys, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra already marking their presence in Mahindra World City, one of India’s largest IT Special Economic Zones (SEZ) built on 3,000 acres of land along the Ajmer highway. In fact, Tier II cities like Jaipur are the next best alternative to Tier I cities like Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai for IT & BPM companies planning to invest in India, says a recent report titled “Emerging Delivery Locations in India: The Rising Tide,” by Cushman & Wakefield and Nasscom. The city’s emerging IT sector generates a large number of jobs for both new and experienced software engineers, IT managers, system administrators, IT business analysts, IT security executives, web developers, and operation managers.
Small Scale IndustriesJaipur is home to several small scale industries and known worldwide for manufacturing a wide variety of decorative items, such as, leather handicrafts, carpets, sarees, bags, jewelry items, bangles, marble paintings and wall hangings. The city is one of India’s largest exporters of gem stones. The Rajasthan State Industrial and Investment Corporation founded the Export Promotion Industrial Park at Sitapura to promote the city’s gem and jewelry sector. Jaipur also exports marble tiles, granite tiles, marble slabs, china clay pottery items, and terracotta items. Small scale industries contribute largely to Jaipur’s economy and produces employment opportunity to thousands of skilled and non-skilled workers. Many acclaimed gems & jewelry companies, handicraft companies, and apparel companies have offices and manufacturing units in the city’s special economic zone Mahindra World City.
Education and Banking & FinanceJaipur is the educational hub of Rajasthan. The city houses many renowned schools, colleges, universities, and research centers, such as, University of Rajasthan, Bharat Law College, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, and National Institute of Agricultural Management, providing several employment opportunities to teachers, professors, scientists and research scholars. The banking & finance sector of the city is also growing at a fast pace, with acclaimed banks State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, and Deutsche Bank expanding business in the city.
Jaipur is fast emerging as the next hot job destination for students and professionals from almost every field. If you are looking for jobs in any Indian cities, be sure to consider Jaipur in your list!