Work in Kolkata


Wondering what are the most promising fields in Kolkata and how to land a job there? Here are some tips.

Kolkata is not only East India's major city but also one of the country's biggest cities. Located in West Bengal, of which it is the capital city, Kolkata has been colonized by the British for a long period before Independence. Being India's third biggest conglomeration, Kolkata has become a top destination for expatriates worldwide looking for new professional opportunities. In fact, the city is known to be an industrial, financial, trade, cultural and education hub.

Therefore, you should not have much trouble in finding a job there if you have qualifications and skills that are required locally. So why not try your luck?


Kolkata is undoubtedly West Bengal's most developed city with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounting to some US$ 150 billion in 2014. In fact, the city has a very diversified economy which relies on the following fields: industry, the manufacturing field, information and communication technologies trade, finance, tourism, real estate, etc. Note that Kolkata also specializes in the export of the following: tea, charcoal, leather, petroleum, salt, pulses, flour, chemical and pharmaceutical products and glassware.

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Kolkata is also know to be one of South Asia's biggest port regions thanks to its huge maritime port.

Like in many Indian cities, the textile industry also makes a significant contribution to Kolkata's economy. In consists of the production of cotton, silk and synthetic fabrics. It is closely followed by metallurgy, automotive manufacturing, food manufacturing, etc. You will also find a university, as well as several schools, colleges and higher education institutions.

On the other hand, Calcutta hosts many national, international and multinational firms such as Infosys, CMC Ltd, Aegis, Aditya Birla Minacs, Moser Baer Ltd, ICT Infotech, Wipro, Tata Steel Processing and Distribution Ltd, Visa Group, Mint and Peerless Group, Stewards & Lloyds of India, Bata India, Exide Industries, Philips India, among others.

Labor market

Despite its status as one of the world's biggest trade and commercial hubs, Kolkata still manages to provide an affordable cost of living to its population. Note that the informal sector has hired more than 40% of the local workforce while the rest works in the primary and secondary sectors. Thus, you stand high chances of being hired in one of the following fields: engineering, information and communication technology, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, electrical and electronic production, automotive construction, finance, etc, provided you have the qualifications and skills that are required locally.

Find a job

You should perhaps consider registering with a recruitment agency beforehand to have more chances of landing a job according to your profile. But you can also view job offers on general and specialized websites, as well as on professional social networks and other virtual platforms. Finally, word-of-mouth and networking can help if you have friends and contacts on the spot.

 Useful links: – Jobs in Kolkata 
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