Located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers, Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. The region was founded by Jadeja Rajputs in 1620, and later ruled by different emperors under the Muhgals, Rajputs and the British. During colonial times, Rajkot was made the administrative centre for more than 400 princely states in the western India. After independence, Rajkot was the capital of the Indian state of Sourashtra until 1956. From 1960, the city merged into the state of Gujarat.
Rajkot is the 22nd fastest growing cities in the world, according to a recent ‘The City Mayors Foundation’ report. The city is well connected to all major Indian cities by rail, road and air. While being an important centre of trading in Gujarat, Rajkot also has many attractive tourist destinations, including Watson Museum, Jubilee Garden, Midtown Dolls Museum, Rashtriya Shala, and Ramkrishna Ashram. If you are looking for jobs in Rajkot, here are some important things to know.
Job Opportunity and Key IndustriesJob opportunity abounds in the city’s vibrant small scale industries, thanks to continued support and investments from Gujarat State Financial Corporation (GSFC) and Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). The city is one of the largest exporters of jewellery items, silk embroidery items, house appliances, automotive parts and machine tools in India. Many people work in the city’s real estate, hospitality, software development, engineering and manufacturing sectors as well. Many administrative headquarters of the Rajkot district are located in the city. This is why Rajkot generates hundreds of public sector jobs every year. Service sector jobs are available in private companies based in Rajkot. Whether you are planning a career in engineering, IT, sales, management, or teaching; you are likely to find a suitable job in the city.
Casting and ForgingThanks to steady growth in Gujarat’s manufacturing sector, the casting and forging industry in Rajkot is looking to double its growth rate over the next few years. There are more than 500 foundry units in the city that cater mainly to the domestic markets. Some units provide casting solutions for multinational engineering companies as well. Most of the foundry units are located in Shapar, Gondal Road, Metoda, Bhavanagar Road, and Aji Vasahat areas. According to the latest statistics, more than 20000 people are employed in the casting and forging sector of Rajkot. Some leading foundry units include Transmission Pvt. Ltd., Synnova Gears, and Mahindra Gears.
Small Scale IndustriesSmall scale manufacturing industries in Rajkot are famous for producing gems and jewellery, automotive parts, watch parts, kitchenware, ball bearings, diesel engines, agriculture equipment, and pumps, to name a few. The machine tool cluster employs more than 10000 people, while the bearing cluster and auto parts cluster employ respectively around 6000 and 9000 workers in Rajkot district. Top-line companies in the sector, including Macpower CNC Machines Pvt. Ltd. and Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd. recruit new people throughout the year.
IT & ITeSAccording to a recent report by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), total investments to Gujarat’s IT sector could cross Rs 2 lakh crore by 2021. Rajkot, being an important city in Gujarat, is likely to attract a major share of this investment. At present, mainly small and medium IT companies are operational in the city. However, over the next few years, the city could see more and more multinational BPO and IT companies starting business in Rajkot. The government of Gujarat is already working on setting up new IT parks and Special Economic Zones in the city.
Other major job generating sectors include the wall clock industry, the textile printing industry, and snacks manufacturers. If you are living in Rajkot, finding a suitable job in the above sectors should not be a problem.