India Inc to hire more women in 2010: Experts

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New Delhi, Mar 8: In what comes as very good news for the working women of the country on International Women's Day, experts believe that India Inc will be hiring more women in 2010.

India Inc is poised to increase its headcount this year as the market situation improves. Recruitment experts believe that the industry will be welcoming more women this year as companies want to maintain a healthy male-female ratio.

"Most organisations that stressed on being equal opportunity providers ensured that the male-female ratio was maintained. Now, with opening of markets and opportunities, there will be a resurgence of female job applicants," staffing firm TeamLease Services General Manager Surabhi Mathur Gandhi told a news agency.

IT services firm ITC Infotech's HR Head Anand Talwar also said that more women are expected to join this year into the country's workforce.

"As they make up about one-fourth of the workforce and with hiring prospects picking up significantly, the female employee strength is also expected to rise," he is quoted as saying.

Sectors such as retail, telecom, hospitality, banking and outsourcing will see more female talent, said other experts.

"The sectors which are a lot more open to women include telecom, retail, BPOs, KPOs and pharma research firms," Korn/Ferry International practice head, leadership and talent consulting Nina Chatrath said.

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