Hiring sees growth in education, real estate in January: Naukri

With India getting back to work, the hiring activity saw sequential growth in certain sectors including education, real estate and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) in January, said a new report from job portal Naukri.com on Thursday.

The education/teaching domain sector saw an over 11 per cent increase in hiring in January 2021 vs December 2020 as colleges and schools are set to re-open in the post-Covid era.

The insurance sector registered 8 per cent growth in sequential hiring as the demand for health insurance has gone up.

Other key sectors such as real estate (+13 per cent), retail (+7 per cent), BFSI (+5 per cent) and BPO/ITES (+3 per cent) too have shown growth in month-over-month hiring in January 2021, said the Naukri JobSpeak report.

However, sectors such as auto/ancillary and telecom are still experiencing a slowdown in sequential growth as the country gradually returns to normalcy.

The research showed that key tier-2 cities saw an uptick in recruitment activity in January 2021 as hiring in Vadodara, Chandigarh, and Jaipur grew sequentially.

However, all metro cities namely Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai,

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Realty firm Prestige Group partners Awfis to set up 6 co-working centres

Realty firm has tied up with co-working operator to set up six centres, comprising around 4,000 desks, in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai with an investment of about Rs 40 crore.

Bengaluru-based and will jointly invest to set up these centres and also share revenues.

These six centres, spread over 2 lakh square feet area, will come up at Prestige Group’s commercial properties in the three cities.

“The total investment in setting up these six centre is around Rs 40 crore. Both the partners are investing,” founder and CEO Amit Ramani told PTI.

He said all these centres will be operational between April and July this year.

Ramani said the company will target not just startups and SMEs but also mid- and large-sized corporations looking to decentralise their workplaces amidst the new normal.

“Our partnership with aligns us to provide world-class amenities and meet the ever-evolving demand of new-age workforce and organisations.

“Over the past few months, we are witnessing large corporates and MNCs turning towards a hybrid model and witnessing the merit

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Haitian Police Fire Tear Gas On Protesters

Haitian police fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters who were marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, and attacked journalists covering the demonstration, in the latest clashes to mark the country’s political crisis.

The protesters accuse Moise of illegally extending his term.

He says it lasts until February 2022 — but the opposition argues it should have ended last weekend, in a standoff over disputed elections.

Tear gas is fired by police during a march in Port-au-Prince on February 10, 2021, to protest against the government of President Jovenel Moise
 AFP / Valerie Baeriswyl

Police moved to violently clear the demonstration, and on several occasions were seen directly targeting clearly identified members of the press, including AFP journalists.

“Their job is to shoot the activists, throwing gas on all the press,” said protester Senat Andre Dufot.

“We all noticed that they put a tear gas canister in the back of the pickup of the TV Pacific car,” he said, referring to a Haitian media outlet vehicle, while clutching a copy of the country’s constitution in his hand.

In a statement, the Association of Haitian Journalists then called on the Haitian National Police authorities to “conduct an investigation to

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