Job market hot in Coimbatore

Coarsely laminated white boards advertising job offers for salespersons, fitters, turners and others, are found all over the city, be it the busy shopping area of Cross Cut Road, the arterial Avinashi Road or the small bylanes of Coimbatore.

“The job market is very hot in Coimbatore,” said Jayakumar Ramadass, former chairman of CII, Coimbatore Zone.

Venkatesh of Sivasakthi stores on Cross Cut Road said it was difficult to hire sales girls these days, with the mushrooming of shops and business establishments.

He was on the look out for a sales girl who would be paid a monthly salary of Rs 1,500 for working 10 hours a day. The salary would be hiked by Rs 500, if she did well, he said.

Maria Albert Stanley, managing director of the medical equipment manufacturing firm, Bio Med Company Pvt Ltd, said the firm was on the look-out for 20 fitters.

After the real estate boom, the expectations of the workers had risen and those who were ready to work for monthly salaries were now insisting on daily wages of around Rs 200, he said.

Moreover, they never stayed in one company for too long and carried the tendency to quit, on availing of better opportunities, Stanley added.

According to him, although industrial units and business establishments were on the look out for skilled and unskilled workers, employable people were scarce.


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