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The Tamil Nadu is a real job mine for qualified and skilled foreign professionals. Find out, in this article, how to proceed to find a job there.

Formerly Madras, the State of Tamil Nadu is India's second most industrialized regions after Maharashtra. It is also deemed to be one of the country's most urbanized cities with more than 72 million inhabitants to date, Chennai being its capital city. Over the years, the Tamil Nadu has managed to attract thousands of foreign professionals and investors who are enjoying its economic growth and prosperity.

So if you are looking for a new professional venture in an Asian country, why not turn towards the Tamil Nadu. Indeed, several sectors are very open towards foreign expertise. You might be lucky, who knows?

Economy

The State of Tamil Nadu makes the biggest contribution to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) after that of Maharashtra. Indeed, it ranks 3rd in terms of foreign investment after Maharashtra and New Delhi. Despite its diversified economy, the Tamil Nadu mainly relies on agriculture, including the culture of vegetables, fruits, pulses, cassava, coconut, natural rubber, sugarcane, as well as flowers such as the chrysanthemum and jasmine. Some areas specialize in the production of palm oil, coffee and turmeric. You will also find several fishing villages there, as well as egg producers.

The manufacturing and export of leather accessories, shoes, bags, etc, are also very widespread in the Tamil Nadu. Indeed, the leather industry is a real job mine for the locals. On the other hand, the textiles industry, engineering, electronics, the software industry, as well as heavy industries, are the region's main economic pillars. The automotive industry, for its part, involves the manufacturing of cars, trucks, motorcycles, tanks, as well as car accessories and spare parts. For instance, Ford, BMW, Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Motors, Caterpillar, Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Hindustan Motors, Michelin and Yamaha have branches in the Tamil Nadu.

As regards information and communication technology, several national and multinational firms such as Tata Consultancy, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Wi Pro, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony-Ericsson, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Accenture, Polaris, etc, can be found across the region. You are also likely to find many big shopping malls hosting international brands in the different cities, especially in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy.

 Good to know:

Tamil Nadu is world famous for its textiles and garment industry which particularly specializes in the production of hand-loom sarees known as Kanchipuram, as well as in the production of silk and cotton.

Labor market

Unemployment rate in the Tamil Nadu remains quite high despite its status as one of India's most developed and industrialized regions. In fact, most of the population aspires at being hired in the public sector due to the safe and secure feeling it provides. This is why local authorities have decided to introduce a series of measures so as to hire a maximum of young qualified locals in fields such as real estate, construction, transport, tourism, etc. The government of Tamil Nadu is also trying to encourage the creation of micro, small and medium enterprises.

As regards qualified and skilled foreign professionals, they are likely to be hired in the fields of information and communication technology, the automotive industry, engineering and electronic manufacturing, etc.

Find a job

Job offers in the Tamil Nadu are easily accessible thanks to several general and specialized job websites, professional social networks and other virtual platforms. Why not check out classified ads in local newspapers as well? Indeed, jobs are still adverted in newspaper columns in most Indian cities. If you have friends or contacts on the spot, you could also inquire with them regarding any job vacancies which could eventually match your profile.

You might as well register with a recruitment agency to have more chances of finding your dream job.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Tamil Nadu 
Indeed www.indeed.co.in
Open Govt Jobs www.opengovtjobs.com
Naukri jobsearch.naukri.com
TN Government Jobs www.tngovernmentjobs.in
OLX olx.in
Tamil Nadu Jobs www.tamilnadujobs.in
Recruitment Forms recruitmentforms.in
Shine www.shine.com

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