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Logistics sector to add 1.49 lakh jobs in Apr-Sept, says TeamLease report

The TeamLease Services biannual Employment Outlook report for Apr-Sep 2019-20 estimated that the logistic sector will witness a growth of 3%

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The logistics sector is likely to add 1.49 lakh jobs in the April-September period of this financial year mainly triggered by the growing online seller base in smaller cities, according to a report.

The TeamLease Services biannual Employment Outlook report for the April-September 2019-20 estimated that the logistic sector will witness a growth of 3%, adding 1.49 lakh jobs.

The report was based on research done across 19 sectors and 14 geographies, surveying 775 enterprises in India and 85 businesses across the globe.

"Currently, the logistics sector employs around 82.4 lakh people as of second half of 2018-19. The penetration of ecommerce companies to Tier-II and III cities has created an increased demand for talent in this sector," Teamlease Services head of industrial, manufacturing and engineering vertical Sudeep Sen said.

The sector is forecast to witness 14.19% job growth. Railways, waterways, air freight and warehousing are the areas wherein talent absorption will be the highest, Sen said.

As per the findings of the report, with 31,480 new jobs, Mumbai tops the list of cities with maximum opportunities for talent in the logistics sector followed by Delhi with the addition of 28,510 jobs in the same period.

Tier-II cities will witness a huge rise of 5% in hiring sentiment in the April-September 2019-20, followed by Tier-III towns and rural areas of 2% growth each, it said. Further, the report said all tiers of the hierarchy in the sector, except the senior levels, will witness a healthy increase in hiring sentiment. The report said attrition rates in the logistics sector will not be that significant from the October-March, 2018-19, which was at 17.27%.

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