Naukri says software, hardware job listings in India on the rise



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The Covid-19 pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for the Indian IT industry.

With businesses going virtual, demand for IT services has shot up, which has led to an uptick in hiring for hardware and software professionals, according to jobs portal Naukri.com. “The IT-sector remains one of the least impacted sectors in terms of hiring from the global pandemic,” Naukri.com said in a report released on Nov. 19.

The sector saw upward month-over-month recovery for job listings on Naukri.com, peaking in September for both hardware (63%) and software roles (20%).

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In September, India’s overall unemployment was around 6.67%, and it rose to 6.98% in October. Hiring sentiment in the country is the lowest it has been in 15 years with just 3% of the firms in Manpower Group’s recent survey looking to take on

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance ministry said on Thursday a former financial services commissioner for the European Union will review listing rules to make London more attractive for tech companies, triggering shareholder warnings of a financial “wild west”.

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Thursday it was making changes to its image sharing platform for U.S. users to prevent the spread of misinformation around the Nov. 3 presidential election.

For users in the United States, Instagram will temporarily remove the “Recent” tab from hashtag pages starting Thursday, it said in a statement on Twitter.

“We’re doing this to reduce the real-time spread of potentially harmful content that could pop up around the election,” the statement added.

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