India is among the top three global employers, according to data from global recruiting agency Fathom.
The country, which is in the midst of a massive digitalisation push, is attracting talent with the promise of the most modern jobs and a slew of opportunities.
The country has been working on boosting digital skills and employment opportunities for its citizens and companies since the government announced the ‘Digital India’ programme in April 2017.
Fathom surveyed more than 8,000 job seekers from around the country to find out how the government’s Digital India programme has helped attract job seekers and companies.
Fathom found that the Indian IT sector is among those in the top ten employers in the country.
The number of jobs added by the government in the first half of this year is more than double the previous one year, the company said.
According to the company, the sector has seen an increase in job creation of 9.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.
India is also home to the second largest number of skilled IT professionals, behind only the US.
The number of IT professionals in India is at 9,000, more than the US and India combined.
The company also found that India is home to more than 1.3 million small and medium enterprises.
The government has also created more than 200,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, the data showed.
The largest number, however, were created by the State Bank of India, which created about 5,500 new jobs.
In total, there were more than 5.3 lakh jobs created by state and central governments, Fathom said.