According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, India has a net employment of 39 per cent for the first quarter of 2010, the highest among 35 countries surveyed.
India has been reporting the strongest hiring plans globally since the third quarter of 2008, the survey said.
Manpower India Managing Director Naresh Malhan said, "There is no more 'cautious optimism' among employers anymore, it has given way to 'definite optimism'. Besides, the pace of hiring will be back to the 2007 level in the next year."
Job seekers in the services, public administration, education, mining and construction, finance, insurance, real estate, and the wholesale and retail trade sector, could look forward to the most favourable hiring environment in early 2010, the survey said.
"The good news is that employer hiring expectations across all industry sectors are improving in the first quarter of 2010, and job seekers in key industry sectors can look forward to the most favourable hiring environment in over a year," Malhan added.