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Ahmedabad is located in Gujarat and is the sixth biggest city of India. A prominent city in the western region of India, Ahmedabad has emerged as an economic and industrial hub in India. Ahmedabad contributes significantly to the nation’s economy and expats with the right qualifications shouldn't find it too challenging to find a job in Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad has been selected among the other 100 cities to be developed as a smart city under the government of India’s Smart City Mission. According to the proposed plan, the smart city will be developed and focus will be laid on advancement of infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and technology and market viability.

The Walled City of Ahmedabad founded by Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah is now getting due recognition for its unique heritage.In july 2017, the city of Ahmedabad was declared India’s first UNESCO world heritage city.

Economy in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad has a growing and diversified economy. The estimated GDP of the city in 2014 was $119 billion which was fairly good for a growing city. It has been ranked as the fourth most economically prosperous Indian cities after Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore.

The city is experiencing a notable rise in the information technology and scientific industries. Other fields that have been playing a key role in the development of the city include chemical, pharmaceutical, garment and textile industries. Ahmedabad is the second largest cotton textile centre in India, after Mumbai.

The city is host to some of the largest companies in the automobile, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. Some of these firms are Nirma, Adani, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Zydus Cadila, Rasna, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Paras Pharmaceuticals, TATA Consultancy Services, Ford, Suzuki, Peugeot, etc..

Ahmedabad is one of the largest supplier of denim and leading exporter of gems and jewelry. The city is also enjoying a very progressive education sector that attracts young students and professionals coming from the rest of the country.

Massive growth in trade and commerce, as well as a growing population has led to a boom in real estate. Ahmedabad has become one of the most sought after cities for investments.

Ahmedabad's labour market

Ahmedabad has been identified as one of the five upcoming startup hubs by NASSCOM Startup Landscape Report 2014. Many of the local residents are self-employed and prefer to set up their own ventures. However, there are many lucrative options available for qualified professionals.

The following fields offer some of the most promising opportunities to expats, provided you have the required qualifications and skills: information and communication technology, chemical industry, pharmaceuticals and automative manufacturing.

Job-hunting in Ahmedabad

The first thing to do during your job search in Ahmedabad is to browse offers on the Internet via several general and specialised job websites, as well as professional social networks and other virtual platforms. You are most likely to find something that suits your expectations. Word-of-mouth may also help, if you have friends and contacts on the spot.

Get yourself registered with a recruitment agency to have more chances of landing a job according to your profile.

 Useful links:

Times Jobs
Baba Jobs
Linked In

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