Find, in this article, some useful information on Pondicherry's labor market and some tips to help you land a job.
Pondicherry, which is found in the State of Tamil Nadu, is a choice destination for tourists and expatriates from across the globe. Thanks to its tourism sectors and its maritime port, Pondicherry has managed to attract many foreign professionals and investors over the years. Nowadays, these make a significant contribution to the region's economy in various ways. So if you intend to move there, you should be able to land a job rather easily. Indeed, the city provides career prospects in various fields for each and everyone.
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Several languages, namely English, Tamil, Malayam and Telugu are the official languages of Pondicherry. You will also find French-speaking communities and companies in the city.
Pondicherry has a diversified economy which formerly relied on fisheries thanks to the presence to some thirty fishing villages, as well as textiles and agriculture which includes rice, pulses, sugarcane, coconut and cotton production. Over the years, investments from the public and private sectors have encouraged the development and growth of new pillars such as the software industry, information and communication technology, biotechnology, leather production, automotive spare parts and tourism. Note that Pondicherry's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has experienced a 26% growth rate in 2014 thanks to the tertiary sector.
On the other hand, energy, engineering, chemical industry, metallurgy and the food industry, also contribute significantly to the economy. Moreover, the Tamil Nadu's government is currently investing in several projects, namely a Film City which should include a laser-show complex, a waterfront, a yacht marina, etc. The city also hosts several multinational companies such as LG, IBM, HP, Wipro, etc, as well as big hotels, spas, amusement parks and beach resorts.
To date, Pondicherry hosts some 30 big firms, around 80 medium enterprises as well as more that 5,500 small enterprises which have hired most of the local workforce. Tourism and eco-tourism are particularly promising fields in terms of employment. But you can also be hired in the fields of information and communication technology, biotechnology, engineering, etc, provided you have the qualifications and skills that are required locally.
Find a job
Feel free, during your job search, to send spontaneous job applications to the small and medium enterprises operating across the city. You might be lucky! Who knows? You can also look for opportunities with the bigger national and international firms if you feel you have the right profile. Word-of-mouth may also help if you have friends or contacts on the spot.
Otherwise, you can browse job offers on the Internet, thanks to several general and specialized job websites, as well as professional job networks and other virtual platforms. Finally, registering with a recruitment agency will help you land a job according to your profile more rapidly.
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